June 20, 2011
This warden message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing and
traveling in Mexico that the National Hurricane Center (NHC, www.nhc.noaa.gov)
forecasts Tropical Storm Beatriz to become a hurricane as it approaches Mexico?s
coast. The NHC has issued a hurricane warning for the coast of Mexico from
Zihuatanejo northwestward to Cabo Corrientes, with a hurricane watch and
tropical storm warning for other parts of Mexico?s western coast.
The National Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Beatriz is moving in
from the Pacific Ocean and is expected to approach Mexico?s coast the evening of
Monday, June 20 or the morning of Tuesday, June 21. As of Monday afternoon,
maximum sustained winds are near 65mph with higher gusts. Additional
strengthening is likely. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60
miles. More information about Tropical Strom Beatriz from the NHC can be found
The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Beatriz and will issue
updated messages as necessary. U.S. citizens are urged to locate shelter,
monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. U.S. citizens
should carry their travel documents at all times (i.e. U.S. passport, birth
certificate, picture ID?s, etc.) or secure them in safe, waterproof locations.
We also suggest that U.S. citizens contact friends and family in the United
States with updates about their whereabouts.
Additional information on this year?s hurricane season can be found at ?Travel
Alert ? Hurricane Season.? Information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may
be found on our ?Hurricane Season-Know Before You Go? webpage, and on the
?Natural Disasters? page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Updated
information on travel in Mexico may be obtained from the Department of State by
calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas,
1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m., Eastern
Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
Please continue to monitor the Embassy?s website (http://mexico.usembassy.gov)
for updated information. Please consult the Country Specific Information for
Mexico, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens
Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy or the nearest U.S. Consular Agency. The
Embassy is located at Paseo de la reforma 305, Colonia Cuautehmoc, Mexico City;
telephone (from Mexico City) ( 01-55 ) 5080-2000 and from the U.S.
011-52-55-5080-2000; after hours emergency telephone (from the U.S.)
011-52-55-5080-2000 extension 0 and (from Mexico) 01-55-5080-2000 extension 0;
ACS unit fax 011-52-55-5525-5040; e-mail acsmexicocity@...; and web page
Consular Agencies within the Embassy?s consular district:
Acapulco: Hotel Emporio, Costera Miguel Aleman 121 - Suite 14, telephone
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo: Hotel Fontan, Blvd. Ixtapa, telephone (011)(52)(755)
Oaxaca: Macedonio Alcala no. 407, interior 20, telephone (011)(52)(951)
514-3054, (011) (52)(951) 516-2853.
San Miguel de Allende: the Consular Agency is currently being relocated,
telephone contact information is not currently available. Citizens in need of
assistance should contact the Embassy as described above.
END OF WARDEN MESSAGE
Issued at 4:45 pm today
Jim Pierce, Warden, US Embassy in Mexico