Welcome to the Emergency Preparedness section
of the U. S. Embassy website! The United States Government has no
higher responsibility than to protect American citizens and ensure
their well-being while traveling or residing abroad. With this in
mind, we have identified a wide range of information from both U.S. and
Mexican government sources to help you and your family stay safe while
visiting or residing in Mexico.
Millions of Americans visit Mexico safely each year. Nonetheless, Mexico is a large, geographically diverse country which is subject to risks and natural disasters. In 1985, for example, a devastating earthquake struck Mexico City, killing 10,000 people and destroying significant parts of the city.
Most potential natural threats can be successfully managed, or their adverse impacts mitigated, through awareness and preparation. The Embassy recommends that you take three fundamental steps to protect yourself and your family while in Mexico:
- Get a Kit
- Make a plan
- Be Informed
For specific information about potential threats to your safety and security while in Mexico, please click on one of the icons located in the box to the right.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
During and after an emergency, the wellbeing of you and your family may be in your own hands. Having essential supplies on hand at all times is an easy way to increase your chances of survival. Learn more >>