Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (September 13, 2018)

Location: Colombia, La Guajira, Magdalena, and Atlántico Departments

Event: Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to enter the Caribbean Sea early on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  There is a risk of strong winds, heavy rainfall and flooding, particularly in La Guajira and the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta region.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Monitor alerts from the Colombian Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (IDEAM).
  • Seek secure shelter if traveling in the affected region.


U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
Tel. +57-1-275-2000
After-hours emergencies +57-1-275-4021


U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
Tel. +57-5-353-2001 

State Department - Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444


Colombia Country Information
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