In a new update issued at the end of the morning, the Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service of the Azores (SRPCBA) informs that since Wednesday and until 12:27 local time (13:27 in Lisbon) "a total of 53 occurrences on six islands, namely São Miguel, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial".

"The latest reported situations are related to flooding of roads, flooding of homes, falling trees, falling structures and damage to structures", reads the informative note from the Azorean Civil Protection.

The SRPCBA advises the population to continue adopting self-protection measures, taking into account the warning issued by the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) in force.

Due to the Hipólito depression, the IPMA issued an orange warning on Wednesday for the islands of the Central (Terceira, São Jorge, Faial, Pico and Graciosa) and Eastern (São Miguel and Santa Maria) groups, which today are under a yellow warning for sea unrest, sometimes heavy precipitation and strong wind.

For the same reasons, the yellow warning also covers the islands of the Western group (Flores and Corvo).