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Health Alert: The Bahamas, Hurricane Season 2020 Preparedness

Location:  Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico 

Event:  Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico begins on June 1 and ends on November 30.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a more active than normal hurricane season.  NOAA recommends that those in hurricane-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming season now.    

Actions to Take:  

·         Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center for the 2020 Hurricane forecast.  

·         Visit the Department of State’s Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones page.    

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

Assistance:       

U.S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas  

#42 Queen Street, Nassau        

+1-242-322-1181         

U.S. Embassy Nassau webpage 

For U.S. Citizens in an Emergency  

Call State Department – Consular Affairs at        

1 888-407-4747 (when dialing from within the U.S.)        

+1 (202) 501-4444 (when dialing from overseas)        

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.          

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By  | 22 June, 2020 | Topics: Alert

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