Location: Mauritius and Reunion (Fr)
The Mauritius Meteorological Service has issued a torrential rain warning on January 27, 2023. No person except for those authorized and engaged in essential and emergency services are to venture outside. Water accumulation and flooding are expected across the island. The France Meteorological Service – Reunion has issued a pre-alert for heavy rain and thunder for some regions of the island.
The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis is closed for routine consular services today, January 27, 2023. American Citizens in need of emergency assistance can contact the Duty Officer at Tel: + (230) 202-4400.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid going outside;
Monitor the local news for updates;
Avoid waterways and flood prone areas;
Do not watch the rain from beaches as storm surge, rip tides and rogue waves are hazardous;
Stay off your home/cell phone and radio. Keep all means of communication available for an emergency.
After the heavy rain:
- Do not leave your shelter until the all-clear signals have been given by relevant authorities;
Beware of fallen power lines, damaged buildings and trees and flooded water courses;
Do not consume fallen fruits;
Boil water for drinking purposes;
Drain out stagnant water to prevent proliferation of mosquitoes.
- U.S. Embassy to Mauritius, Seychelles and Réunion: (https://mu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/)
Tel: + (230) 202-4400 U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius, after-hours emergency number
Email Consular Section U.S. Embassy Port Louis: PTLConsular@state.gov