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Atlantic Hurricane Season: Are you 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.

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Atlantic Hurricane Season: Are you prepared?

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

  • 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 in Barbados.
  • ensuring that you have access to supplies of food, water, radios, torches, first aid kit, etc.
  • follow the Foreign Office and British High Commission Bridgetown on social media for the latest updates to Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice.

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.

Published 17 July 2013
Last updated 3 June 2015 + show all updates
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