Tsunami Alert For The Eastern Caribbean - Press Release from the United States Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana

Dear U.S. Citizen,

The United States Embassy in Georgetown informs all U.S. citizens that the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI-SRC), St. Augustine, Trinidad has  notified authorities in the Eastern Caribbean that there has been heightened seismic activities at Kick 'Em Jenny which is an underwater volcano located in the Southern Grenadines.  This activity is being closely monitored by the UWI-SRC and further updates will be issued as more information becomes available.

U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local National Emergency Management Organizations for updates on the situation and for information on emergency preparedness.   Please  share this message with other U.S. citizens who might not have received it.

These include:

The Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies:http://www.uwiseismic.com/
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CEDEMA):http://www.cdema.org/
Grenada National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA):http://www.gov.gd/departments/nadma.html
NOW Grenada: http://nowgrenada.com/tag/nadma/

The U.S. Embassy Georgetown is closely monitoring this situation, and strongly encourages U.S. citizens to do so as well. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Guyana enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

  Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information  for Guyana.  For additional information, refer to the "Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other  countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have   travel information at your fingertips.

 The United States Embassy in Georgetown is located at 100 Duke and Young Streets, Kingston, and is open Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm. The Embassy telephone number is     225-4900. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is 623-1992.

American Citizen Services Unit
United States Embassy Georgetown, Guyana

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