Super Typhoon Meranti


The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Super Typhoon Meranti will impact South China, particularly eastern Fujian province, the morning of Thursday (September 15) through late Friday evening (September 16). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include maximum sustained winds of at least 150 mph, 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 and Super Typhoon Meranti tracking information on the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) 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 but will be closed on Thursday, September 15th, in observance of a Chinese national holiday. 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 outside of normal work 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.g