Notice Regarding Continued Inclement Weather

October 6, 2017

The Coordinadora Nacional para la Reduccion de Desastres (CONRED) and the Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH) have issued special cautions regarding ongoing inclement weather throughout Guatemala. These notices highlight the potential for landslides, flash floods, and sudden damage to highways and roads throughout the country.

The U.S. Embassy in Guatemala has recommended that Embassy personnel avoid travel outside of Guatemala City this weekend.  Please be cautious if you have plans to travel outside of well-developed areas, and be mindful of the impact of adverse weather on routes and travel destinations. Landslides, mudslides, and flooding can occur without warning, and Guatemala’s emergency services network may be unable to immediately respond to exigent situations.  Prior to travel please also check your routes and develop individual contingency plans.

For further information on traveling or residing in Guatemala:

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

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Our website also contains a wealth of information about the services we provide and information about local resources for American citizens.

If our website does not contain the information you need, questions about routine matters can be sent by email to AmcitsGuatemala@state.gov. We will make every effort to respond to inquiries within 48 hours.

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For emergency services, contact the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, located at Avenida Reforma 7-01, Zona 10, Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala, at +502-2326-4000, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +502-2331-2354.

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).

Learn more about flood safety and disaster preparedness with these English-language resources:

http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/features/flood-safety/index.html

https://www.ready.gov/floods