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Visiting US Hurricane Earl Update

Dear Canadians,

The U.S. National Hurricane Centre in Miami has issued advisories for Hurricane Earl. As changes to the forecast and local conditions are continuous, Canadians should visit the U.S. National Hurricane Centre for the latest updates.

Keep well informed by listening to the latest warnings and advisories on radio, television, or web sites. Many Hurricane Centres will issue and update these when necessary. It is also important to follow the advice of local authorities and emergency response personnel.

A hurricane preparedness plan includes three basic elements that are important in the threat of any severe weather event, and not just for hurricanes:

1. Maintaining a disaster or emergency supply kit; 2. Securing your home and property; 3. Having a safe place to go in the event of evacuation or prolonged utility outage.

We encourage you to visit the following web sites where further information is available on hurricanes specifically, and emergency preparedness in general.  The Foreign Affairs Canada travel report for the United States has been updated and can be read at : Please also visit our Global Issues page on Hurricane Season for more information on hurricanes.  The US National Hurricane Centre www.nhc.noaa/gov .

The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, Georgia has consular responsibility for  Alabama, Mississippi, North and South Carolina and Tennessee.

Consulate General of Canada
1175 Peachtree Street N.E., 100 Colony Square, Suite 1700, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 30361-6205
Tel.: (404) 532-2000
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-888-949-9993      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: (404) 532-2050
Consular district: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

For 24/7 emergency assistance after hours, call the closest Canadian embassy or consulate (Boston: 617 247 5100) and follow the instructions.  You may also call the Department in Ottawa toll-free at 1-888-949-9993 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-888-949-9993      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.