Weather Alert: Emergency Preparedness for Monsoon Season

Location: India

Event: As India enters the monsoon season, expect tropical cyclones to bring extremely heavy rainfall, gale force winds, and hazardous sea conditions. Low-lying areas might be flooded. Potential threats include damaged structures and falling objects; electricity, communication systems, and roadways may be disrupted.

Actions to Take:

Monitor local media and the Indian Meteorological Department ( for weather updates.
Seek secure shelter if a cyclone is affecting your area.
Prepare to shelter in place until conditions improve by having enough drinking water, food, and other supplies at your residence. Review the list of recommended items for an emergency at
Make contingency plans to leave.
Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
Notify friends and family of your safety

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language Indian media at the following:


U.S. Embassy New Delhi
Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021
+91 11 2419 8000

U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)
220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006
+91 44 2857 4000

U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad
Paigah Palace, 1-8-323 Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet Secunderabad 500003
+91 40 4033 8300

U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)
5 /1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani 700071
+91 33 3984 2400

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)
C 49 G Block Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
+91 22 2672 4000