Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Depression 15

September 16, 2017

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean alerts U.S. citizens to the presence of Tropical Depression 15 in the Atlantic. Although this is not yet a named storm, several tropical storm watches are currently in effect:

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Barbados

* Dominica

* Guadeloupe

* Martinique

* St. Lucia

* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

For more up to date information, go to the website of the National Hurricane Center.
U.S. citizens should monitor local and regional emergency management organizations for updates on the situation and for information on emergency preparedness, including the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

U.S. citizens are also advised to keep the following emergency phone numbers handy:
Anguilla – 911
Antigua and Barbuda -911
Barbados – 211
British Virgin Islands – 999 or 911
Dominica – 999
French West Indies (Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy) – 17
Grenada – 911
Montserrat – 999 or 911
St. Lucia – 999 or 911
St. Kitts and Nevis – 911
St. Martin – 911
St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 999 or 911

The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is closely monitoring this situation, and strongly encourages U.S. citizens in the Eastern Caribbean to do so as well. Please share this message with other U.S. citizens who might not have received it.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, can be reached during regular business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by telephone at (246) 227-4000; by fax at (246) 431-0179; and by e-mail at BridgetownACS@state.gov. After hours, in case of emergency, a duty officer can be reached by calling the Embassy switchboard at (246) 227-4000 and dialing ext. 2210 to speak to the Marine security guard on duty. Our consular agent in Antigua can be reached at (268)-726-6531. Our consular agent in Martinique can be reached at 596-696-176-496.