Location: Mexican States of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Veracruz, and Tabasco
The National Hurricane center forecasts that Tropical Storm Agatha will become a hurricane by Monday, May 30. The government of Mexico has issued:
— Hurricane Warning from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca to Lagunas de Chacahua, Oaxaca.
— Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca to Barra De Tonala, Chiapas.
— Tropical Storm Warning from Barra De Tonala, Chiapas to Boca de Pijijiapan, Chiapas and from Lagunas De Chacahua, Oaxaca to Punta Maldonado, Guerrero.
Storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding in areas of onshore winds near and to the east of where the center of Agatha makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Agatha will produce heavy rains over portions of southern Mexico by Sunday into Tuesday night, and life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides may occur.
Actions To Take:
- Monitor the local news for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency, call 911.
- Some flights could be impacted. Check with your airline for updates.
- Monitor the National Hurricane Center and the Mexican National Meteorological Service (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional) for updates on storm activity and emergency response.
- Keep your friends and loved ones up to date about your whereabouts via phone, text, and social media – and let them know you are safe when possible.
- Visit the Department of State’s Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones page for more information.
- If you are a U.S. citizen traveling to or residing in Mexico, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive safety messages and other travel information.