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Preparing for the 2016 Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, and can affect the Caribbean as well as southern and eastern USA and Atlantic Canada.
The GOV.UK websitehas 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 Kingston.
- Ensuring that you have access to supplies of food, water, radios, torches, first aid kit, etc. follow the Foreign Office and British High Commission Kingston on social media for the latest updates to Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice.
The Jamaica and regional disaster management website provides helpful information. Local authorities will provide information about weather conditions and shelter locations through local television and radio stations.