Hurricane Odile in Baja California Sur

Mexico City, Mexico, September 16, 2014 – U.S. officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Odile and its effects on Mexico. The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is a top priority of the Department of State.  Though Baja California Sur is a popular destination for U.S. tourists, U.S. Embassy Mexico City has received no reports of reports of U.S. citizens killed or injured in Baja California Sur. The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is a top priority of the Department of State.

Information on Evacuation Flights

The Mexican government has begun military evacuation flights from San Jose de los Cabos International Airport, Los Cabos Airport, and La Paz Airport.  U.S. citizen travelers and residents in the area should assess the safest route to the nearest airport and move there expeditiously during daylight hours.  For additional information on these evacuation flights, please contact local authorities.  Flights have been arriving in Tijuana, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Mexico City.  U.S. government personnel are at airports providing assistance to U.S. citizens.

For U.S. Citizens Affected by Hurricane Odile, or their Relatives:

The State Department has established a crisis hotline to respond to inquiries about current conditions and loved ones in the impacted area.  If you require assistance personally, or wish to inquire on behalf of a friend or family member, please use the following contact information:

From the U.S. & Canada: 1-888-407-4747
From Overseas: 1 202-501-4444
Email: OdileEmergencyUSC@state.gov

You can also alert us to U.S. citizens affected by the storm, including yourself, by visiting https://tfa.state.gov/ccd, selecting “2014 Hurricane Odile,” and providing as much information as possible.

If you have flight tickets, you should confirm your flight status with your airline before departing for the airport.

Please see the Emergency Message on the homepage of U.S. Embassy Mexico City (http://mexico.usembassy.gov) for links to various websites that provide further information about the progress of the storm, as well as contact information for the Consulate and the U.S. Department of State.