Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (August 26, 2019)
Event: Possible hurricane-force winds, heavy rains, and flooding country-wide. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Haiti-Meteo have issued a tropical storm warning for a weather system that is currently located approximately two hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles.
According to this warning, environmental conditions appear conducive for additional gradual development, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone is likely to form within the next 48 hours as the system moves slowly northeastward. This system has a high chance (80 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml).
The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the tropical storm’s track and will issue updated messages.
Actions to take:
• Remain current on weather, road and water conditions through news sources such as the National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
• American citizen residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Program which enables the Embassy to share both emergency and routine information relevant to the Dominican Republic. Enrollment is completed at https://step.state.gov/
• Visit Ready.gov for tips on emergency preparedness
• Update and review your family’s contingency plans; all U.S. citizens should have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
• Make sure your travel documents are up to date and easily accessible.
• If you are in an emergency and are safe, be sure to notify friends and loved ones.
• Contact police or other authorities if you encounter dangerous conditions – and follow warnings and directions provided.
• Never attempt to drive through standing water, find alternate routes.
• U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre
Non-emergency inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs
By U.S. Mission Haiti | 26 August, 2019 | Topics: Exclude All, Messages for U.S. Citizens, Security & Emergency Messages, U.S. Citizen Services | Tags: Security Messages, Security Messages 2019