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2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Be prepared
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, and can affect the Caribbean as well as southern and eastern USA and Atlantic Canada.
GOV.UK has detailed information about what you should know about travelling to an area that can be affected by hurricanes.
There are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself if you live in, or are planning to travel to, this region including:
giving family or friends the address and telephone number of where you are staying, and calling them to let them know your plans if a hurricane is forecast to affect the area you are in
paying close attention to weather reports on local TV and radio stations
keeping important numbers handy such as family, and friends, airlines, tour operators, travel insurance providers and that of the British High Commission Port of Spain
ensuring that you have access to supplies of food, water, radios, torches, first aid kit, etc.
Local authorities will provide information about weather conditions and shelter locations through local television and radio stations. You can also monitor weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and the World Meteorological Organisation.