Location: El Salvador
Event: The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Civil Protection Agency in El Salvador have increased their recent warning of dangerous rainstorms throughout the country. The San Salvador metropolitan area is now under an orange alert (high probability of dangerous weather). The remainder of San Salvador Department and Ahuachapán, Sonsonate, La Libertad, Santa Ana, and Chalatenango Departments are under a yellow alert (elevated risk of dangerous weather). All other Departments are under a green alert (some risk of dangerous weather). Recent rains have saturated the soil. Additional rains are expected and they 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.
- 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
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive any updates
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