The U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua cautions U.S. citizens that the Government of Nicaragua has issued a yellow alert for the whole country and the Departmental, Municipal and Territorial Committees for Emergencies, National Police, Army, Civil Defense, and fire brigades have all been activated in preparation for ongoing heavy rains. INETER, the Government of Nicaragua’s weather monitoring agency, has reported a cold front in the Yucatán peninsula near northern Honduras as the cause of the heavy rain this morning, October 24, 2017.
This cold front is expected to exit Nicaragua by Wednesday, October 25, 2017, after which a low pressure system coming from the Pacific Ocean is expected to impact Nicaragua. Heavy rain is expected in the same areas that were impacted by Tropical Storm Nate and the previous Pacific depression. Those residing in or visiting the Departments of Rivas, Carazo, Granada, Chontales, Boaco, and Central Zelaya should take necessary precautions to prepare themselves and follow the advice of local authorities as provided on the SINAPRED website and media sources.
For further information about security in Nicaragua:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Nicaragua Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, at 011-505-2252-7100, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACS.Managua@state.gov. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is also 011-505-2252-7100.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).