Location: Puebla, Mexico City, Mexico State, Tlaxcala, and Morelos, Mexico
Event: On May 21, the Mexican government upgraded the Volcano Popocatepetl alert to Yellow: Phase Three as a preventative measure. This increase does not signal an evacuation of the population surrounding the volcano. The government of Puebla released a press statement on May 21 announcing the suspension of in-person classes in 40 municipalities until further notice and the closure of Puebla state parks.
Actions To Take:
- Monitor the Mexican National Center for Disaster (CENAPRED) , the Mexican National Coordination for Civil Protection (CNPC) , and the Mexican National Meteorological Service (CONAGUA) , websites for updates.
- If you are in the affected areas, familiarize yourself with evacuation routes and provisional lists of temporary shelters available on CENAPRED’s website .
- Follow the directions of local authorities; in case of emergency, call 911.
- Advise friends and loved ones of your whereabouts via phone, text, and social media and let them know you are safe when possible.
- Contact Form
- U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico
- From Mexico: (55) 8526 2561
- From the United States: 1-844-528-6611
- Department of State – Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747or +1-202-501-4444