Global Affairs Canada has issued an advisory warning Canadians to avoid all travel to parts of the U.S. and Caribbean.
Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac, and Super Typhoon Mangkhut are all expected to make landfall this week, the federal government warns against travelling to the U.S. east coast, from Edisto Beach in South Carolina to Duck North Carolina, including Pamlico Sound and Albemarle Sound.
A Storm Surge Warning is now in effect for #Florence from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, and the adjacent Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Promptly follow instructions from local officials. https://t.co/PgCs3HyFhY pic.twitter.com/f2nxp7TdnJ
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 11, 2018
The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have all issued evacuation orders for several coastal counties in their states.
Canadians are also being told to take caution if travelling to Dominica, and to avoid non-essential travel to the Babuyan Islands, because of Tropical Storm Isaac and Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
Canadians in the affected areas are being asked to sign up for the Registration of Canadians Abroad service, which will allow the Canadian government to reach them in case of an emergency or during a natural disaster abroad.
The following emergency numbers have been provided for Canadians requiring assistance in areas affected by the aforementioned storms:
- United States: Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta 1 844 880 6519
- Dominica: High Commission of Canada in Bridgetown, Barbados, 246 629 3550
- Babuyan Islands: Embassy of Canada to the Philippines in Manila +63 2 857 9000