U.S. Embassy, Mexico City (September 18, 2019)
Location: Mexican States of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco
Event: The Government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for Tropical Storm Lorena for the southwest coast of Mexico from Punta San Telmo, Michoacan to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco. In addition, a tropical storm warning is in effect from Zihuatanejo, Guerrero to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco. Lorena is expected to approach the southwest coast of Mexico on Thursday and become a hurricane on Friday. Heavy rains and strong winds are expected along the coasts of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco, which could cause life-threatening flash floods and landslides.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor the U.S. National Hurricane Center, the Mexican National Meteorological Service (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional), and your local Mexican Civil Protection Agency (“Protección Civil”) for updates on storm activity and emergency response.
- Monitor the local news for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency call 911.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive safety messages and other travel information.
- Visit the Department of State’s Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones page for more information.
U.S. Embassy in Mexico City|
55-8526-2561 (From Mexico)
1-844-528-6611 (From the United States)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444