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Central America Public Announcement

Issued by US Department of State

May 19, 2005

This Public Announcement is being issued to alert Americans to the potential dangers posed by Tropical Storm Adrian to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and Nicaragua. This Public Announcement expires on May 31, 2005.

Tropical Storm Adrian is intensifying off the Pacific coast of Central America and is expected to cause severe flooding with rainfall levels of 6 - 10 inches on the coastal areas and up to 20 inches in the mountains. Because of the increasing severity of the storm and the danger associated with it, American citizens living in or planning travel to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and Nicaragua should monitor news reports of the storm's movement.

U.S. citizens in Central America are urged to register and update their contact information at the nearest U.S. Embassy or through the Department of State's travel registration website at https://travelregistration.state.gov.

For more country-specific security information, U.S. citizens planning to travel to or remaining in Central America despite this Public Announcement should consult the Department of State's country-specific Travel Warnings, Public Announcements, Consular Information Sheets, and the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, available on the Department of State's website at http://travel.state.gov.

Updated information on travel and security in Central America may also be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444.

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