Location: Mexican States of Quintana Roo and Yucatán
Event: Tropical Storm Zeta is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane as it approaches the Yucatán Peninsula on Monday night, October 26. Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for Zeta in the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to Rio Lagartos, including Cozumel. Heavy rains and strong winds are expected. Water levels could be one to three feet higher than normal tide levels, causing a dangerous storm surge when the storm makes landfall.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor the local news for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency call 911.
- Monitor the U.S. National Hurricane Center, the Mexican National Meteorological Service (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional), and the Mexican Civil Protection Agency (Protección Civil) 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 our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Mexico.
- 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.
- For Emergency Assistance for U.S. citizens in Mexico, call +52-55-8526-2561 from Mexico or +1-844-528-6611 from the United States.
- The U.S. Consulate General in Merida is located at:
Calle 60 No. 338-K x 29 y 31
Col. Alcala Martin
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico 97050
Phone: +52 999-942-5700
- State Department – Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Follow the U.S. Embassy in Mexico on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review Mexico Country Information.
- Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Mexico.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.