Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Marty

This emergency message informs U.S. citizens that the government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning for the Pacific coast from Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero to Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, and a Tropical Storm Warning from Acapulco to east of Tecpan de Galeana.  Marty is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 6 to 12 inches over the Mexican state of Guerrero, and 2 to 5 inches over the state of Michoacan through Thursday, October 1, 2015. Isolated amounts of 20 inches are possible in Guerrero from the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains toward the coast. These rains are expected to produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain. A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding, large and destructive waves, and swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to monitor media reports and the Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website, http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx, for updated information about the storm and to follow official instructions. We urge U.S. citizens to stay clear of beaches, as rough seas associated with storm conditions create severe hazards. U.S. citizens should stay in contact with relatives and friends in the United States to apprise them of their whereabouts, both before and after the storm. Visitors should be familiar with their hotel or cruise ship evacuation plans, as well as the location of Mexican government-run emergency shelters.

Please also visit the following U.S. government websites for more information:

Mexico Country Specific Information:
http://www.travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/mexico.html

Hurricane Season “Know Before You Go”: 
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/emergencies/natural-disasters/HurricaneSeason.html

National Hurricane Center:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at travel.state.gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Visit the Embassy’s website and sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, (including the Travel Warning for Mexico), Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Mexico, and refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist”on the State Department’s website. Contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow the State Department onTwitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico D.F., 06500 and is open from Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, except for U.S. and Mexican holidays.  Our telephone number during and outside of business hours is 011-52-555-080-2000.

For a full list of Consulates General and Consular Agencies in Mexico please visit our website at https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/