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Overseas Security Advisory Council
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Weather Alert: Bridgetown (Barbados) and the Eastern Caribbean, Hurricane Season

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

Event: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico begins June 1 and ends on November 30, 2018, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (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 Centerfor the 2018 Hurricane forecast.

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


·         U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
+(246) 227-4000

·         BridgetownACS@state.gov 

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

·         Barbados Country Information

·         Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates 

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