(August 22, 2020)
Event: The National Hurricane Weather Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northern coast of Haiti from Le Mole St. Nicholas to the border with the Dominican Republic, and the northern and southern coasts of the Dominican Republic. Tropical Storm Laura is projected to pass over or near Hispaniola beginning Saturday, August 22 during the afternoon or evening and could bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, mudslides, and storm surge.
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/
- U.S. 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 Haiti. 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.
- Review our “Hurricane Season-Know Before You Go” webpage, and on the “Natural Disasters” page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs website
- 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: email@example.com