Hurricane Preparedness

A representative of the Consular Agency of Canada in Cancun will be in Progreso next Thursday, June 23, 2011 and would like to invite you to a meeting at 3 pm at the Crew Club of Progreso. For this meeting, organized in collaboration with the US Consulate in Merida, we have invited Yucatan State Proteccion Civil and Ministerio Publico in order to answer all your questions on the hurricane season and on security.
Crew Club
Calle 82 – Entrada al Viaducto Muelle Fiscal Lado Poniente.
C.P. 97320
Progreso, Yucatan


State of Yucatan: Emergency Protection Agency                                                                                                                          
(Protección Civil Mérida)

  • Cap. Manuel Jaime Mora Ugalde: Director
    (Director de Unidad Estatal de Protección Civil)
  • Address: Calle 42 No. 274 entre 75 y 77
    Calle18 No. 93A entre 17 y 15
    Col. Montes de Ame
    97115, Mérida, Yucatán
  • Tel.: (999) 944-2470 / 944-2688 
  • Toll free: 01 800 719 8633
  • Fax: (999) 944-2470
  • E-mail:
  • Website:

A hurricane preparedness plan includes three basic elements that are important in the threat of any severe weather event, and not just for hurricanes:
1. Maintaining a disaster or emergency supply kit;
2. Securing your home and property;
3. Having a safe place to go in the event of evacuation or prolonged utility outage.

You are encouraged to visit the following web sites where further information is available, on hurricanes specifically and emergency preparedness in general.
The hurricane page on the website of the Embassy of Canada in Mexico at:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada at: On this page, visit the Travel Report for Mexico ( for information on official warnings regarding local hurricanes.  Visit the Hurricane Season section of the Global Issues page for more information on hurricanes and the latest developments.

Public Safety Canada at:                                                                                   

The US National Hurricane Centre at:

The Canadian Hurricane Centre at:

 Canadian Consulate in Cancun: Contact Information

  •  The Consular Agency of Canada in Cancun, located at:

Centro Empresarial Local E7, Blvd. Kukulkan Km 12, Zona Hotelera, Cancun Quintana Roo, México, CP 77500.

You may also dial: 01 (998) 883-3360

  • The Consular Program Officer is:

Alie Bourgeois-Charbonneau

Email: |
Tel: (011 52) 998 883 3360/61 Mitnet: 379-3652
Fax:(011 52) 998 883 3232

  • Office Hours are:

Monday to Friday:  9:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.

  • During week-ends, you can also call the Operations Centre of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in Ottawa at the toll free number 001-800-514-0129 or place a collect call at (613) 996-8885.
  • After hours, you may reach the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City via the toll free number 01-800-706-2900 (Mexico City).

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