Typhoon Megi (9/27/2016)

9/27/2016

The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Typhoon Megi will impact South China, particularly eastern Fujian and Guangdong provinces the evening of Tuesday (September 27) through late Friday evening (September 30). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include maximum sustained winds of at least 115 mph with gusts up to 145 mph, heavy rains, and flooding in low-lying areas.  All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local news media, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), and the Hong Kong Observatory Typhoon tracking websitewhile following directions from local officials and taking other appropriate actions as needed.

For further information about security in China:

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution,Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and China Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) and add our WeChat account GuangzhouACS to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Contact the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, located at 43 Huajiu Rd, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China 510623, at +86 20 3814 5775 or by email at GuangzhouACS@state.gov, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except U.S. and Chinese holidays). 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.

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).