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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Caracas, Venezuela
March 8, 2019

Location:  Venezuela

Event:  Most of Venezuela lost electricity on March 7, and it is not known when it will be fully restored.  Public water supplies, cell phones, and the internet are affected.  Additionally, many hospitals may be unable to provide services due to current conditions.  The movement of U.S. government personnel is restricted to the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.  The U.S. Embassy will close on March 8 at 1:00 p.m.  Embassy personnel have limited ability to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid non-emergency travel.
  • When traveling for an emergency, avoid traveling alone.
  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations.
  • Conserve and ration available water.
  • Review your personal security plan.
  • Monitor local news media for updates.