U.S. Embassy In Mexico Issues Hurricane Beryl Alert And Advisory

Following the destruction caused by Hurricane Beryl in Grenada, the U.S. government wants to inform Americans about some hurricane and tropical storm warnings as well as consular service restrictions and others.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the hurricane will be impacting the Mexican Caribbean, particularly the Yucatan peninsula, on Friday, June 5.

Foreseeing the inconveniences and potential damages that this natural phenomenon may create, U.S. Consular Agencies in Cancun and Playa del Carmen won’t be open to the public from July 5 to 8, 2024.  

Mexican officials have issued a series of hurricane warnings for “the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Puerto Costa Maya to Cancun, a tropical storm warning for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula south of Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal, a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch for north of Cancun to Cabo Catoche, and a tropical storm watch for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula west of Cabo Catoche to Campeche,” read the advisory. 

Quintana Roo’s Governor, Mara Lezama, has announced the suspension of classes in all educational centers on July 4 and 5, as well as the implementation of a “Dry Law,” as the Category 3 hurricane heads for the coasts of Mexico.

The region has been put under “Yellow Alert” meaning the territory is in “moderate danger” and the population would need to seek shelter.

In case of an evacuation, Americans should have an emergency kit packed and be ready to head for one of the 120 government-designated shelters, which can home 23,465 people.

Find information for shelters here: Shelters in Quintana Roo, Shelters in Yucatan, and Shelters in Merida.

It’s highly recommended to locate your nearest shelter and plan how to get there beforehand.

Other services affected will include inbound and outbound flights from Merida, Cozumel, Cancun and Tulum as well as the ferry service to and from nearby islands. Transportation services might not only be delayed but also canceled. 

Both the American and Mexican governments advise you to be ready for a possible evacuation order. To do so, you need to constantly monitor the National Hurricane Center and the Mexican National Meteorological Service.

Last but not least, keep your family and friends back home informed about your decisions and movements before and during the imminent impact of the hurricane.