Telecommunications services, including Internet and phone lines, have been affected throughout Haiti. It may be difficult to reach people through normal communication methods.
U.S. Embassy personnel are still under a shelter-in-place order. The embassy will continue to monitor the situation.
"We express our deepest condolences to all those affected by this event. We are closely monitoring the situation and remain in close contact with Haitian authorities to verify the welfare and whereabouts of U.S. citizens in the area.," declared the US Department of State
If you are in the affected area and need immediate emergency services, please contact local authorities. We urge U.S. citizens in Haiti who are safe to contact their loved ones directly and/or update their social media status.
The U.S. Embassy will be closed for routine services Monday July 9. Non-emergency appointments will be rescheduled for a later date. The Embassy remains open for emergency U.S. citizen services.
Actions to take :
- Shelter in place. Do not attempt to travel at this time.
- Avoid protests and any large gathering of people.
- Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks.
- If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.
- Let family and friends know if you are safe.
Assistance : U.S. Citizens in Haiti: Need Assistance? Call 202-501-4444 Calling from the U.S. about U.S. citizens in Haiti? Please call 1-888-407-4747 "