Location: Yucatan Peninsula
Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to cause heavy rainfall and sustained winds of 40 mph in the Yucatan Peninsula through Saturday, May 26, 2018. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to Cabo Catoche. Alberto is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10-15 inches with isolated totals of 25 inches across the northeastern portions of the Yucatan Peninsula. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Swells generated by Alberto are affecting portions of the coast of eastern Yucatan Peninsula. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor the local news for updates.
- Follow directions from local officials.
- Monitor the Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx
U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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