Alert – Weather Preparedness

Location: Eastern Caribbean

EventThe National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued an alert for Tropical Storm Isaac which is expected to remain at tropical storm intensity when it moves across the Lesser Antilles on Thursday. Note that tropical storm warnings are in effect for Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. Tropical storm watches are in effect for Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, and Saba and St. Eustatius.

Minor storms can develop into hurricanes quickly.  U.S. citizens are advised to prepare in advance for storms and hurricanes by maintaining a stock of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered radio, vital documents (e.g., passport), and prescription medications.

Actions to Take:

Web links to help you monitor the latest weather conditions:

For more information about how to prepare for hurricanes visit: https://www.ready.gov/hurricane-toolkit

Assistance:

The U.S. Embassy is located at at 15 Queen’s Park West, Port of Spain and
can be reached at 868 622 6371 

State Department – Consular Affairs (888)407-4747 or (202)501-4444

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

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