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Emergency message from U.S. Consulate General in Nogales

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales issued the following emergency message in the wake of this morning's deadly shootout in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora:

 

United States Consulate General Nogales Mexico

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Gunfire Near Puerto Penasco

December 18, 2013

 

 The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales alerts U.S. citizens that in the early morning of December 18, there were reports of a gun battle in and around Sandy Beach near Puerto Penasco, Sonora.  

In the event of gunfire, take shelter immediately and stay clear of doors and windows. Additionally, you should review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

To receive the latest security information available, we encourage U.S. citizens living in or visiting northern Sonora to "Follow Us" on Twitter, or "Like Us" on Facebook.  The consulate will use Twitter and Facebook to disseminate regular and time sensitive information related to the security situation in northern Sonora  state.

To Follow Us on Twitter: Twitter.com/USCGNogales

To Like US on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ConsuladoNogales

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.travel.state.gov/.  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. 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, (including the Travel Warning for Mexico), Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Mexico.  For additional information, refer to "A Safe Trip Abroad" on the State Department's website

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate 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 onTwitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales is located at Calle San José s/n
Fraccionamiento los Alamos C. P. 84065  Nogales, Sonora and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The main phone number for the U.S. Consulate General is 631-311-8150.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General is631-318-0723.

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