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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Merida (Mexico), Tropical Cyclone 7

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The U.S. Consulate General in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Cyclone 7 is expected to strengthen and should move over the Yucatan Peninsula by the evening of Monday, August 7. The Government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Warning from Chetumal northward and around the Yucatan Peninsula to Campeche. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected, and the cyclone is forecast to become a tropical storm before making landfall in Mexico. The cyclone is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with isolated amounts of around 12 inches over the Yucatan Peninsula through Wednesday. These rains could result in life-threatening flash floods.

All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, the Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to also visit the following U.S. government websites for more information:

- Mexico Country Specific Information:

- Hurricane Season “Know Before You Go:”        

- National Hurricane Center:

For further information:

- See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico.

- 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. Consulate General in Merida, located at Calle 60 #338K, por 29 y 31, Colonia Alcala Martin C.P. 9705. and is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

- You may also call 011-52-55-5080-2000 during normal business hours and after-hours.

- Contact information for the U.S. Consulates General in Mexico can be found on the U.S. Embassy Mexico City website.

- 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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