Location: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Colima, and Baja California.
Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the remnants of tropical depression Willa continue to move in a north/northeast direction overland after making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane last night. The storm is currently located over the states of Durango and Zacatecas in western-central Mexico. There are currently no coastal storm watches or warnings in effect at this time.
- Local municipalities and representatives of Civil Protection (“Proteccion Civil”) are providing real-time, localized guidance. Travelers and residents should defer to local authorities for specific information.
- The remnants of Willa may continue to generate large swells that can cause life-threatening surf and rip tide conditions off the coast of western-central Mexico and as far north as the coast of Baja California.
- The states of Durango, northern Zacatecas, and southern Coahuila are likely to experience potentially life-threatening flash flooding, over-flowing rivers, and mudslides. Travelers should expect similar conditions to track with the path of the storm.
- Airports in the affected area are now open but airlines may reduce services or cancel flights. We encourage travelers to contact their flight provider for the latest guidance.
- Travelers by car should be prepared for possible road closures, particularly highways and tollroads that lead north out of Tepic and Nayarit.
- Bus routes arriving to and departing from the affected areas may be reduced or canceled, particularly those originating from Guadalajara and those routes that may travel through the path of the storm. We encourage travelers to contact their trip provider for the latest guidance.
- The National Hurricane Center indicated there will be no further reporting on Willa.
- The Embassy and all Consulates General continue to operate on normal hours and offer routine visa, passport, and other consular services. The Consular Agencies in Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan are operating normally.
Actions to Take:
- Follow any instructions as provided by Conagua (https://twitter.com/conagua_clima) and Protección Civil (https://twitter.com/PcSegob).
- Monitor the local news for updates.
- Follow directions from local officials.
- Monitor the websites of the U.S. National Hurricane Center and the Mexican Civil Protection Agency (“Protección Civil”).
(Within Mexico) 01-55-8526-2561
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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