Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 14, 2020)

LOCATION: Honduras

EVENT: Tropical Storm Iota is expected to continue strengthening as it approaches Honduras’ Caribbean coast.

The National Hurricane Center warns that dangerous winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall are expected across portions of Central America. Expect heavy rains through Thursday, November 19, 2020, with possible landslides, flash flooding, power outages, and difficult travel conditions across the northern departments of Honduras.

The Government of Honduras has issued an evacuation order for the following communities:

Municipality of La Lima:

  • Copén Nuevo
  • Copén Viejo
  • El Paraíso
  • Cruz de Valencia
  • Montevideo
  • 17 de Enero
  • La Rosa
  • Valle de Sula
  • Corozal II
  • Bordo Limones
  • Las Montañitas
  • Campo San Juan Viejo
  • Nuevo San Juan
  • Colonia Suyapa
  • Colonia Flores de Oriente
  • Colonia Buen Samaritano
  • Colonia San José

Municipality of Choloma:

  • Sector Higuero
  • Sector Centro (Choloma)
  • Sector Los Bajos (La Bueso)

Municipality of Tela:

  • El Crique Martínez
  • Guayabales 1 y 2
  • Meroa Río
  • Meroa Ocho
  • Toloa
  • Melcha
  • La Leona
  • El Tigre
  • Esquipulas


  • Seek secure shelter.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit (
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Visit the National Hurricane Center for updated storm tracking information.
  • Monitor guidelines issued by local authorities and local media for updates.


U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa
Tel. (504) 2238-5114

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Honduras Country Information

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