Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Praia (Cabo Verde), Brava Earthquakes

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that in response to tremors that shook the island of Brava last night, local authorities have ordered the evacuation of the villages of Cova de Joana, Nossa Senhora de Monte, and Faja de Agua due to a perceived higher likelihood of a volcanic eruption in those areas.

If you travel to the island of Brava, familiarize yourself with evacuation plans, monitor news outlets, use good judgment, and take all appropriate safety measures as volcanic conditions can change rapidly. U.S. citizens planning to fly to or from Fogo should monitor news outlets and have a plan in the event of flight cancellations. U.S. citizens residing on the island of Brava should keep extra food and water at home.

Source: OSAC