Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua (October 23, 2023)
U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua
Alert for U.S. Citizens
October 23, 2023
Event: The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical depression near the southern coast of Nicaragua (Tropical Depression Twenty-One). The system will make landfall in southern Nicaragua this evening and is projected to bring heavy rainfall across Nicaragua. The weather system could cause flash flooding or landslides in affected areas. Roads may become impassible and infrastructure and services throughout the country could be impacted.
Actions to Take:
- All U.S. citizens should ensure that they have adequate food, water, fuel, and prescription medications on hand at all times as part of their standard emergency preparedness plan.
- If possible, avoid driving during heavy rainfall. Flooding may occur quickly even with limited rainfall, and in the worst conditions, moving water can sweep away vehicles.
- For more information or to monitor the development of this system, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ an
d follow the advice of local authorities as provided on the SINAPRED website: http://www.sinapred. gob.ni/.
Please follow the links or call the numbers below for consular assistance.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Managua, located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, by calling +505-2252-7104, 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACSManagua@state.gov. For after-hours emergencies, call +505-2252-7171 and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer.
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