Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 14, 2022)
Location: El Salvador
Event: The National Hurricane Center in the United States (joined by the Ministry of the Environment and Civil Protection Agency in El Salvador) is tracking a low pressure system with the chance of developing into a tropical wave off the Pacific coast of El Salvador that is generating bands of showers and storms that will likely continue for the next few days. Civil Protection has issued Yellow Alerts (conditions exist for the likely development of dangerous weather events in the near future) for Metapán Municipality in the Santa Ana Department together with all coastal municipalities. The remainder of the country has been placed on Green Alert (conditions exist for the possible development of dangerous weather events). The Embassy has received reports of localized flooding in the streets of Santa Ana Municipality (with at least one evacuation being necessary) and mudslides that block roads in La Palma Municipality in Chalatenango Department. Additional rains are expected which 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 Phone Number: 911
U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador
Final Boulevard Santa ElenaAntiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad Telephone: 503-2501-2999 (24 hour phone line)ACSSANSAL@state.govhttps://sv.usembassy.gov/
U.S Department of State –Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444