According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Tropical Storm Lisa is forecasted to pass over parts of Honduras, particularly the north coast and Bay Islands, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Tropical Storm force winds may start as early as the evening of Tuesday, November 1, 2022. COPECO has issued a 48-hour Red Alert for the Bay Islands; and a Yellow Alert for the departments of Cortes, Colon, Atlántida, and Gracias a Dios.
Please review the information below to ensure you are prepared in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane.
What should you do to prepare before a hurricane or tropical storm?
- Prepare supplies to last for 24-48 hours or longer. Roads may be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.
- Organize a kit of essential items in a waterproof container, including: Bottled water, any medications taken regularly, non-perishable food, battery powered radio, vital documents – especially passports, etc.
- Obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses. If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible. U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for security updates. Encourage your friends and family to register as well if they plan to travel outside of the United States.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NOAA have additional tips on their websites:
- Monitor local media, and the National Hurricane Center (https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/) to be aware of weather developments.
- Looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters is not uncommon, and security personnel may not always be available to assist.
- Inform your friends and family of your whereabouts. Remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.
- Additional information on hurricanes and storm preparedness can be found on the Department’s “Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones” webpage.
- U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa
Tel. (504) 2238-5114
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Honduras Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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