Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Severe Weather in Mexico

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that severe weather is expected to bring gusty winds and very heavy rains to southwestern Mexico. Total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches with isolated totals up to 15 inches are expected through the weekend into early next week over the southern Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit. These rains could result in life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, the Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website, http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to also visit the following U.S. government websites for more information:

For further information: