Location: Throughout the country
Event: The Nicaraguan disaster management agency (SINAPRED) has issued a yellow warning for the northern Caribbean coast due to Hurricane Eta, which is expected to make landfall early November 3. Hurricane Eta is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 inches over Nicaragua. These rainfall amounts can produce life-threatening flash flooding and landslides. In addition, a dangerous storm surge is expected along the coast of Nicaragua, raising water levels by as much as 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor the progress of this storm system as its trajectory could change suddenly; additional watches or warnings are likely to 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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