Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Ramon

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Ramon is expected to continue moving along the southwestern coast of Mexico. The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the coast of Mexico from Puerto Angel, Oaxaca to Acapulco, Guerrero. Tropical Storm Ramon is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches over the Mexican states of Oaxaca and coastal Guerrero through Thursday, October 5. This rainfall could cause 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:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the S. Embassy in Mexico City, located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Mexico D.F. 06500, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • You may also call 011-52-55-5080-2000 during normal business hours and after-hours.
  • Contact information for the U.S. Consulates General in Mexico can be found on the U.S. Embassy Mexico City website.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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