The regional government justified the declaration with the damage caused to Corvo and the Port of Lajes das Flores, which makes it impossible to supply fuel by sea to the islands of the western group.

The situation of energy crisis aims to ensure energy supplies to essential and priority services and the satisfaction of the fundamental needs of the population of the islands of Flores and Corvo.

The passage of hurricane "Lorenzo" through the Azores caused more than 250 incidents and forced the resettlement of 53 people, but the regional emergency civil protection plan has already been deactivated and the situation is returning to normal.