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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, and can affect the Caribbean as well as southern and eastern USA and Atlantic Canada.
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The GOV.UK website 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
Country-specific and regional disaster management websites for Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency all provide helpful information.
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, the World Meteorological Organisation and the Barbados Disaster and Emergency Management website.
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