Information for Travelers and Residents
U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize
October 5, 2017
Tropical Storm Nate
The Government of Belize through the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and the National Meteorological Service has issued Advisory No. 2, informing the general public that Tropical Storm Nate, with winds of 40 miles per hour is located near 14.3 North Latitude and 83.7 West Longitude or approximately 550 miles south east of Belize. Nate is moving to the northwest at 8 miles per hour. The current track shows the center of the storm in the waters off the coast of Belize. Nate is expected to be directly east of Belize by tomorrow, Friday October 6th, and it is likely that a Tropical Storm Watch will be issued.
It is not advised to venture out to sea tomorrow Friday, October 6th, 2017. The District of Corozal and the Cayes are hereby strongly urged to monitor and track Tropical Storm Nate. The main threat to Belize is thunderstorms and heavy rainfall which will continue to cause localized flooding to streets, low-lying roads, bridges, and flood prone villages, towns, and cities. Nate is forecasted to reach the Yucatan Peninsula and head into the Gulf of Mexico by Friday night or Saturday.
For local updates, please visit http://site.nemo.org.bz/ or call the National Emergency Management Organization at 501-822-2054/hotline 936.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit in the U.S. Embassy at ACSBelize@state.gov or by calling 501-822-4011.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Belize Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Belize, located at 4 Flora Park Road, Belmopan at +501-822-4011, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +501-610-5030.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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