Alert concerning Typhoon Nida (8/2/2016)


The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Typhoon Nida will impact South China the evening of Monday (August 1) through Wednesday (August 3). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding in low-lying areas. All U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local news media and the China Meteorological Administration website . You can also find more information on typhoon preparation on the U.S. Department of State website.

If you require assistance, please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, located at 43 Huajiu Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China 510623. The Consulate is open 8:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:00 on normal working days. You can contact the American Citizens Services Unit at +86 20 3814 5775 or by email  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General is +86 10 8531 4000.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in South China enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive the most up-to-date security information. Enrolling makes it easier for the Consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.