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Today
Moderate Rain
High:69°F (21°C)
Low:56°F (13°C)
Winds:ENE 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:12.4
Tomorrow
Heavy Rain
High:67°F (20°C)
Low:56°F (13°C)
Winds:ENE 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:21.7
Tuesday
Moderate Rain
High:69°F (21°C)
Low:56°F (13°C)
Winds:S 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:19.9
Wednesday
Moderate Rain
High:68°F (20°C)
Low:56°F (13°C)
Winds:SE 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:16.5
Thursday
Moderate Rain
High:68°F (20°C)
Low:56°F (13°C)
Winds:SSW 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:18.8
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  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.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala
Current News in Guatemala
  • Dorcas International Institute Resettles Afghan Refugees in Rhode Island - Providence Media
  • Out in the World: Mixed record on LGBTQ rights across the world in 2021
  • Honduran cousins illegally in U.S. nabbed on I-75 in Sumter County
  • Review- Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class Singapore - Los Angeles - Live and Let's Fly
  • VP Harris Still US Border Czar, WH Says as Guatemalan President Claims He Last Contacted Her in June
  • Guatemala's president declares his country will become Latin America's pro-life capital
  • U.S. official voices concern over Guatemala, Salvadoran gang deal
  • Guatemala - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
  • LATAM PHARMA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW ADDITION TO THE DIRECTIVE TEAM
  • Rapids to face Guatemalan side Comunicaciones FC in Concacaf Champions League Round of 16
  • AMERICA/GUATEMALA - The Bishops: the second Christmas overshadowed by the pandemic leads us to appreciate the splendor of Christ who comes to enlighten the world
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala to be declared 'Ibero-American Pro-Life Capital'
  • Guatemalan president underscores ties to U.S.-backed Taiwan in Washington visit
  • Unique Indigenous Maya food system blends cropping techniques in Guatemala
  • At least 13 killed in Guatemala
  • 12 killed in land dispute in western Guatemala - authorities
  • News24.com | At least 13 killed in Guatemala Indigenous land dispute
  • 4 migrants killed in Mexico truck crash return to Guatemala
  • Martina Ysabel Miranda Awarded Aspire2STEAM Scholarship Sponsored by Next Step New Start, Inc.
  • Guatemala: investigan el hallazgo de 13 personas asesinadas en Sololá
  • Guatemalan families begin funerals for migrants killed in Mexico crash
  • APTOPIX Guatemala Killings
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Five victims of Riverhead house fire remembered at funeral service before bodies transported to Guatemala
  • Guatemalans protest killing of 12 people
  • 13 people killed in clashes in Guatemala
  • Families block road after bloody Guatemala village attack
  • Canada and Guatemala to Face-off in International Soccer Friendly in Miami January 22
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  • Rights court hits Argentina, Guatemala, Ecuador governments
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  • 12 killed in Guatemalan village plagued by land disputes
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  • Guatemalans protest killing of 12 people
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  • Two Guatemalan men charged with smuggling nine undocumented workers after FHP traffic stop
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Current Weather & Forecast
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