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Huracán Odile en Baja California Sur

Tijuana, B. C., 16 de septiembre, 2014.- Oficiales estadounidense están monitoreando muy de cerca al Huracán Odile y sus efectos en México. El bienestar y la seguridad de los ciudadanos americanos fuera de Estados Unidos es la prioridad número uno del Departamento de Estado. A pesar de que Baja California Sur es un destino popular para turistas norteamericanos, el Consulado Americano en Tijuana no ha recibido reporte alguno de que algún ciudadano americano haya fallecido o se haya lastimado en Baja California Sur.

Información acerca de evacuaciones
El Ejército Mexicano está en proceso de transportar a ciudadanos estadounidenses varados en tres aeropuertos en Baja California Sur (el Aeropuerto de Cabo San Lucas, el Aeropuerto Internacional de San José del Cabo y el Aeropuerto Internacional Manuel Márquez de León en La Paz.) Las fuerzas castrenses están avisando que todo ciudadano americano que desee ser evacuado, se aproxime al aeropuerto más cercano lo más pronto y seguro posible. Para mayor información sobre estos vuelos, favor de contactar a las autoridades locales. Vuelos han estado arribando a Tijuana, Mazatlán, Guadalajara y la Ciudad de México. Oficiales del gobierno americano se encuentran en los aeropuertos ofreciendo asistencia a sus conciudadanos.

Para Ciudadanos Americanos afectados por el Huracán Odile o sus familiares:
El Departamento de Estado ha establecido una línea de emergencia para responder a cualquier pregunta sobre las condiciones actuales y sobre sus seres queridos en el área devastada. Si usted requiere asistencia personal, o desea información de parte de un amigo o un ser querido, favor de utilizar el siguiente contacto de información:
Desde los Estados Unidos & Canadá: 1-888-407-4747
Desde el Extranjero: 1 202-501-4444
Email: OdileEmergencyUSC [- at -] state.gov
Para alertar sobre ciudadanos americanos afectados por la tormenta, incluyendo a usted mismo, también puede visitar este portal https://tfa.state.gov/ccd, y seleccionar "2014 Hurricane Odile," para proveer la mayor información posible.

También confirmamos que, debido al daño que la tormenta ha causado, el aeropuerto en Los Cabos está temporalmente cerrado a vuelos comerciales. Los vuelos comerciales estarán disponibles una vez que se reabra el aeropuerto. Si tiene boletos de avión, deberá de confirmar el estado de su vuelo con su aerolínea antes de acudir al aeropuerto.

Favor de leer el Mensaje de Emergencia en el portal del Consulado de Estados Unidos en Tijuana (tijuana.usconsulate.gov/service.html) para ligarse a los diferentes portales que proveen información sobre el progreso de la tormenta, así como información para contactar al Consulado Americano y al Departamento de Estado.

Lorena Blanco
Coordinadora de Medios/Information Specialist
Consulado General de los Estados Unidos en Tijuana, México / US Consulate General | Tijuana, BC
( (664) 977 - 2425 | * blanco [- at -] state.gov


Hurricane Odile in Baja California Sur

Tijuana, BC, September 16, 2014.- American Officers are closely monitoring Hurricane Odile and its effects on Mexico. The welfare and safety of American citizens outside the United States is the number one priority of the Department of State. Although Baja California Sur is a popular destination for American tourists, the American Consulate in Tijuana has not received any report that any American citizen has died or been injured in Baja California Sur.

Information about evacuations
The Mexican Army is in the process of transporting American citizens stranded at three airports in Baja California Sur (Airport Cabo San Lucas, the International Airport of San Jose del Cabo, and the Manuel Márquez de León International Airport in La Paz.) Military Forces are advising that any American citizen wishing to be evacuated, should go to the nearest airport and as soon as possible. For more information on these flights, please contact local authorities. Flights have been arriving in Tijuana, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Mexico City. American government officials at these airports are offering additional assistance to their fellow citizens.

For American citizens affected by Hurricane Odile or their families:
The Department of State has established a hotline to answer any questions about current conditions and their loved ones in the disaster area. If you require personal assistance, or desire information about a friend or loved one, please use the following contact information:
From the United States & Canada: 1-888-407-4747
From Abroad: 1 202-501-4444
Email: OdileEmergencyUSC [- at -] state.gov
For security alerts concerning American citizens affected by the storm, including yourself, you can also visit this website https://tfa.state.gov/ccd and select "2014 Hurricane Odile," to provide as much information as possible.

We also confirmed that, due to the damage that the storm has caused, the airport in Los Cabos is temporarily closed to commercial flights. Commercial flights will become available once the airport is reopened. If you have air tickets, you need to confirm the status of your flight with your airline before heading to the airport.

Please read the message on the website of the Emergency American Consulate in Tijuana (tijuana.usconsulate.gov/service.html) to link to the various websites that provide information on the progress of the storm and information to contact the American Consulate and the Department of State.

Lorena Blanco
Coordinadora de Medios/Information Specialist
Consulado General de los Estados Unidos en Tijuana, México / US Consulate General | Tijuana, BC
( (664) 977 - 2425 | * blanco [- at -] state.gov


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