Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua (October 7, 2022)
Location: Throughout the country
Event: The National Hurricane Center is tracking the development of a tropical storm forming in the southwestern Caribbean Sea that will strike Nicaragua. This storm is expected to become Hurricane Julia by Saturday night as it approaches the coast of Nicaragua. It is projected to bring heavy rain to Nicaragua (10-16 inches) starting late Saturday night, October 8 into early morning Sunday, October 9. The weather system could cause floods or landslides in affected areas, particularly in light of recent heavy rain throughout the country.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor the progress of this weather system because additional watches or warnings could be issued.
- 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.
- For more information or to monitor the development of this system, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ , and 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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