Tropical Storm Danielle
June 20, 2016
This emergency message informs U.S. citizens that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Mexican authorities issued a warning for Tropical Storm Danielle from Laguna Verde to Rio Panuco, Mexico. Danielle is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 10 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible in higher terrain over the Mexican states of Veracruz, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Hidalgo, and northern Puebla. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. More than 5 inches of rain have already occurred in Poza Rica de Hidalgo, Mexico.
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.
Please also visit the following U.S. government websites for more information:
- Mexico Country Specific Information: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.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 www.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.
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. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.
Contact the U.S. Embassy/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 us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.
U.S. Embassy Mexico City is located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Col. Cuauhtémoc, Mexico D.F. 06500 and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, switchboard phone number (dialing from the United States) 011-52-55-5080-2000. Contact information for the U.S. Consulates General in Matamoros and Monterrey may be found at https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/. Further information on American Citizen Services can be found at https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, please dial the Embassy switchboard number at any time and ask to speak to an American Citizen Services staff member for assistance.