Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Chapala

October 30, 2015

Based on information from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center and local media, we advise U.S. citizens that Tropical Cyclone Chapala is heading towards Yemen. Landfall in Yemen is expected on or about Saturday, October 31. We advise U.S. citizens residing in or traveling through Yemen to be vigilant, monitor local news reports for updated weather forecasts, ensure they have sufficient food and water for the storm period, take precautions to protect their homes and property, and avoid any unnecessary travel outside of their homes or hotels. We also recommend that individuals avoid beaches, coastal areas, lowlands, wadis, and streams. Wadis can be particularly dangerous during storms when flash flooding occurs. If possible, do not drive around affected areas.

The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a suspended operations on February 11, 2015 and therefore cannot provide protection or routine consular services to U.S. citizens in Yemen. Additional resources for U.S. citizens in Yemen can be found on our Yemen Crisis webpage, in our Travel Warning for Yemen, and in our Country Specific Information for Yemen.‎ For further inquiries, please email YemenEmergencyUSC@state.gov.

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