Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (October 18, 2018)

Location:  Throughout the country

Event:  A tropical depression is currently affecting several regions in Nicaragua.  Heavy rain is expected throughout the country until October 21, 2018, likely causing flash floods and mudslides.  SINAPRED has declared a red alert for Boaco, Chinandega, Granada (Malacatoya), Jinotega, Leon, Managua, Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia, North Caribbean Autonomous Regions (Triangulo Minero) and South Caribbean Autonomous Regions.  The rest of the country remains in Yellow alert.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor the progress of this 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, and follow the advice of local authorities as provided on the SINAPRED website:


Please follow the links or call the numbers below for service-related information.

  • You may 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  For after-hours emergencies, call +505-2252-7100 and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer.
  • 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).
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