Weather Alert: U.S. Consulate General Naples, Italy, October 28, 2021

Location: Eastern Sicily and Western Calabria

Event: The regions of Sicily and Calabria are on high alert for a potential Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone, also known as “medicanes”.  In parts of Sicily schools, businesses, and public offices are closed.  The storm is currently expected to make landfall Thursday, October 28, 2021, and continue through Friday, October 29, 2021.  The region is still recovering from a recent medicane earlier this week.  Expect heavy rains and strong winds with possible flooding, landslides, power outages and difficult travel conditions.

Actions to take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Seek secure shelter.
  • Avoid travel until the storm has dissipated.
  • Visit the Italian Air Force Weather Service for updated storm tracking information.