Travel advice and safety for Hurricane Michael

Statement

October 10, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:

“Canada offers its sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Michael in Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. We stand ready to assist as appropriate to help people affected by the hurricane.

“As Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall in the United States today, Canadians should avoid all travel to the Gulf Coast of the United States in the area between the Alabama-Florida border and the Suwannee River in Florida. Mandatory evacuations are in effect along much of Florida’s northern Gulf Coast, and a state of emergency has been declared in Alabama and Georgia.

“Canadians currently in the affected areas should exercise caution, monitor local news and weather reports and follow the instructions of local authorities, including evacuation orders.

“We encourage travellers to check our Travel Advice and Advisories regularly for up-to-date information on their destination. They can also download the free Travel Smart app to receive updated travel advice on the go. Canadians can also follow us on Twitter @TravelGoC and @CanadaFP or on Facebook.

“We also recommend that all Canadians travelling abroad sign up for the Registration of Canadians Abroad service. This free service allows the Government of Canada to reach them in case of an emergency or during a natural disaster abroad.

“Canadians should contact their loved ones who may be in harm’s way to ensure that they are aware of the latest recommendations.

“Canadians requiring consular assistance should contact the Consulate General of Canada in Miami, Florida, by calling 1 844 880 6519.

“Canadians can also contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by calling toll-free 1-888-949-9993 or by sending an email to sos@international.gc.ca.

“We will continue to monitor the situation related to Hurricane Michael closely in order to provide assistance to Canadians who might be affected.”

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