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Weather Alert: Praia (Cabo Verde), Tropical Cyclone Reaching Southern Islands

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Location: Southern (Sotavento) Islands, Cabo Verde 

Event: The National Hurricane Center has issued an advisory regarding a potential tropical cyclone expected to reach the southern Cabo Verde islands during the evening and night Friday, August 31, 2018.  There is a high chance of heavy rains, especially on the islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava.  The system could produce high rainfall accumulations across the southern/Sotavento Cabo Verde Islands. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods. Winds associated with tropical storm conditions are expected in the southern Cabo Verde Islands later today and tonight.

Actions to Take:

·         Seek secure shelter in preparation for the storm.

·         Monitor local media for updates.

·         Avoid driving at night as road conditions may be hazardous.

·         Ensure that you have an adequate supply of food and water.

·         Prepare for possible power outages.

·         Prepare for the possibility of delayed or cancelled flights and ferry transport.


U.S. Embassy Praia
Rua Abilio Macedo 6 
Praia, Cape Verde
Phone: (+238) 260-8900
Embassy website:
After hours emergency line: (+238) 991-3325

State Department - Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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