WEATHER ALERT - ITALY


The Situation:

Multiple Red and Orange Severe Weather alerts are in place in much of Central and Southern Italy, including the Italian region of Campania (surrounds Naples). Wind, rain, and thunderstorms are expected in the region 24-26 January.


Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding, downed trees, and landslides. Please be vigilant and be prepared for delays during your travel. Confirm your flight itinerary prior to departure for the airport.


Active weather alerts can be found at Metroalarm, and Accuweather.


Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work


Mitigating Measures to Apply:

· Check with the supplier to ensure they are open and operating

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel to and from supplier, accommodations, and airport

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler Program from your preferred Embassy.

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