Location: Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Event: U.S. Mission Mexico cautions U.S. citizens that the center of Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to cross the northeast coast of Mexico late Wednesday. The Mexican government has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northeast coast of Mexico from Barra del Tordo southward to Puerto Altamira, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Puerto Altamira to the mouth of the Rio Grande River.
In northeast Mexico, Fernand is expected to produce 6 to 12 inches of rain, with isolated incidents of 15 inches, the highest of which will likely be in the Sierra Madre Oriental of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. This rainfall may cause life-threatening mudslides and flash floods.
All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports and the local government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed.
U.S. citizens are also encouraged to visit the following U.S. government websites for more information:
- Mexico Country Specific Information: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html
- Hurricane Season “Know Before You Go”: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/emergencies/natural-disasters/HurricaneSeason.html
- National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- +52 (55) 8526-2561 (From Mexico)
- +1 (844) 528-6611 (From the United States)
State Department – Consular Affairs
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