Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (October 19, 2018)

Location: Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacán, Colima, Nayarit, Jalisco and Baja California Sur States

Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Vicente is located approximately 100 miles south of Chiapas and moving in a northwesterly direction. The storm is expected to produce through Wednesday, October 24, three to six inches of rain with local amounts to 10 inches near the Pacific coast of southern Mexico. This rainfall could produce life-threatening flash flooding and landslides within mountainous terrain.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center is also tracking an area of low pressure centered a few hundred miles south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, with an 80 percent chance of tropical storm formation.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution if traveling to the affected areas until the storm has dissipated.
  • Monitor the local news for updates.
  • Seek secure shelter.
  • Follow directions from local officials.
  • Monitor the Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx

 

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy in Mexico City

011-52-55-5080-2000

Acsmexicocity@state.gov

 

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

Mexico Country Information

 

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