Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (October 7, 2022)
Location: El Salvador
Event: The National Hurricane Center in the United States and the Civil Protection Agency and Ministry of the Environment and Resources in El Salvador are tracking Tropical Disturbance Thirteen as it makes its way across the Caribbean towards Central America. The storm is expected to make landfall in Nicaragua late on Saturday the 8th as a hurricane and cross into El Salvador late on Sunday the 9th as a tropical depression. Such storms can generate significant rainfall and winds far from their centers of rotation, and the considerable rainfall during rainy season has saturated the soil in much of the country. The additional rains from the tropical storm may create dangerous floods and mudslides that can cause injuries, damage homes and businesses, and block roads.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media and the Civil Protection Agency website www.proteccioncivil.gob.sv for updates.
- Seek secure shelter.
- Do not attempt to drive across water standing on a road no matter how shallow it seems.
- Follow all instructions provided by the Civil Protection Agency.
- Avoid any trips in small or private watercraft until at least Saturday, September 24.
- Inform a friend or family member of travel plans over the upcoming week.
- Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Prepare an emergency supply kit (ready.gov).
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
- El Salvador Emergency Line: Dial 911
- U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444