Jun 20, 2011, 3:46 PM
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 70 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is likely. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles. More information about Tropical Strom Beatriz from the NHC can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATCPEP2.shtml
The U.S. Consulate General 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) and the Consulate General’s website (http://guadalajara.usconsulate.gov) for updated information. Please consult the Country Specific Information for Mexico, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.
The U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta is located at Paseo de los Cocoteros #85; Sur Paradise Plaza, Interior Local L-7, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, C.P. 63732. The U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta’s telephone numbers are 011 52 322 222 0069 & 011 52 322 223 3301; the fax number is 011 52 322 223 0074. For after-hours emergencies, please call 011 52 33 3268 2145.
The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara is located at 175 Progreso Street, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara’s telephone number is 011 52 33 3268 2100; the fax number is 011 52 33 3825 1951. For after-hours emergencies, please call 011 52 33 3268 2145.
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