Tagged: Hurricane Irma
September 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm #725
Anyone know how likely hurricane irma is to hit the DR? I am in Santo Domingo and I hear it may hit on friday morning.September 4, 2017 at 6:31 pm #726
I was just looking at the weather channel projections, and as of monday afternoon, it could bring some heavy rains even it it does not hit the DR. This could take place between thursday late and friday morning. But anything is possible.September 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm #728SHBParticipant
ABC News is reporting, Tuesday morning, that Irma has strengthened to a category 5: http://abcnews.go.com/International/hurricane-irma-strengthens-closes-caribbean/story?id=49608171&cid=clicksource_4380645_1_hero_headlines_bsq_hed
Of course they don’t know exactly what path it will take but for now the eye is not expected to hit the DR directly but pass it to the north.September 6, 2017 at 3:58 am #736
I got this message from the Democrats Abroad folks today, which seems a bit more urgent than what’s on the Embassy’s website–see link to that message further below:
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens
United States Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
September 4, 2017
This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in the Dominican Republic that Hurricane Irma, currently a category 4 storm, is projected to affect the Dominican Republic. This storm may bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, and storm surge, and Hispaniola-wide impacts are likely. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and local authorities are monitoring the progress of the storm, and the Embassy will issue updated messages as needed. Travelers and residents wishing to depart before the arrival of the storm should contact their airlines or tour operators and keep their families informed of their welfare and whereabouts.
U.S. citizens who wish to remain in place are advised to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. You should carry your travel documents at all times (i.e. U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture identification, etc.) or secure them in safe, waterproof locations. U.S. citizens should contact friends and family in the United States with updates about their whereabouts.
We strongly recommend that all U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in the Dominican Republic enroll in the Department of State’s secure on-line Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to contact you in an emergency.
Additional information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may be found on our “Tropical Storm Season-Know Before You Go” webpage, and on the “Natural Disasters” page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Updated information on travel in the Dominican Republic may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Mondaythrough Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
Travelers are advised to regularly monitor the travel information page of the State Department’s website where you can find current Travel Warnings for The Dominican Republic, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for The Dominican Republic. For additional information, refer to the “Travelers Checklist” on the State Department’s website. Follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and Facebook for travel information at your fingertips.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizen Services unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located atAv. República de Colombia, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, 10507.You may also call 809-567-7775 during and after office hours. For afterhours emergencies please press “1” when prompted. For non-emergency specific inquiries please e-mail us atSDOAmericans@state.gov.
Chair Democrats Abroad D.R.
Link to US Embassy – Dominican Republic Message: https://do.usembassy.gov/follow-hurricane-irma-updates/
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