Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2019

The Embassy of the United States reminds U.S. citizens in Nicaragua that hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, with peak season from mid-August to late October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicts a near-normal hurricane season this year in the Atlantic, with a 70 percent likelihood of 9-15 named storms, 4-8 hurricanes, and 2-4 major hurricanes.  In the Pacific, NOAA estimates a 70 percent chance of above-normal activity during the central Pacific hurricane season.  Updated forecasts are available from the National Hurricane Center’s website.

If you live in a storm-prone area, prepare by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents, especially your passport and other identification.  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  For additional tips, visit NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

If you are planning to travel to any areas frequently affected by hurricanes, typhoons, or cyclones, visit our Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones – Know before You Go page for more information about the potential dangers and inconveniences associated with your travel before finalizing plans.

Assistance:

Please follow the links or call the numbers below for consular assistance.