The United States Embassy in Rome, Italy has issued the following emergency message for U.S. citizens.
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Italy Earthquake, August 24, 2016
U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy
August 24, 2016
The U.S. Mission to Italy is assisting Americans in central Italy where a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck communities today at approximately 03:36AM. Reports by Italian media and the Civil Protection Agency note that many roads are blocked in these regions at this time, especially in more remote areas. The U.S. Embassy has restricted all but essential official travel to these regions and recommends that U.S. citizens defer travel in these areas as well. Americans affected by the earthquakes who require assistance, or persons with information or questions about Americans in the affected areas, may call the U.S. Embassy’s earthquake response center at 06-4674 2944, or contact the center by email at USCitizensRome@state.gov.