U.S. citizens who are considering traveling during hurricane and typhoon season are encouraged by the U.S. Department of State to consider potential dangers and just plain inconveniences associated with hurricanes. Even inland areas far from a coastline can experience residual winds, tornadoes, and floods as a result of tropical storms.
See a recent message to U.S. Citizens from Jim Petit, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services:
You can also check out the Department of State’s approved Traveler’s Checklist for hurricane season travel, which recommends steps such as researching the region you are visiting, packing an emergency supply kit, and protecting vital documents by keeping them in waterproof packaging or containers. Great idea!
If you’re traveling this hurricane season, which is from June 1st to November 30th for the Atlantic and Caribbean each year, check out our Hurricane Resource Center for travel tips, tools, maps, and more.