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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Dineo. February 14, 2017

United States Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Dineo

February 14, 2017 

The U.S. Embassy Maputo cautions U.S. citizens that Category 1 Cyclone Dineo has formed in the Mozambique Channel and is expected to make landfall near the districts of Morrumbene and Massinga in Inhambane Province at approximately 02:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The Mozambican National Institute of Meteorology has issued a warning for the following districts: Guvuro, Massinga, Murubene, Homoine, Jangamo, Inharrime, Zavala, Manjacaze, Xai-Xai, and Bilene. Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and flooding in Inhambane, Gaza, and Maputo provinces to occur. Until further notice travel by U.S. Embassy staff to Inhambane and Gaza Provinces is prohibited. 

All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed.

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