Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Message for U.S. Citizens
Weather Alert
March 10, 2023

Location:   Nationwide

Event:  Ecuador’s National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology issued an alert March 8 advising residents that Tropical Cyclone Yaku is causing intense rains and electrical storms in central and southern Ecuador, as well as high waves around the Galapagos Islands and coastal areas.  Heavy rainfall can result in flooding and washed-out roads, in addition to other adverse effects.  Officials expect Tropical Cyclone Yaku to continue to impact the affected regions through at least March 11.

During this time, please take the following actions:


U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador
+(593)(2) 398-5000
+(593)(2) 398-5000 (after hours)

U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador
+(593)(4) 371-7000
+(593)(4) 371-7000 (after hours)