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Caribbean Relief and Recovery
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IMMEDIATE HURRICANE RELIEF

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SUSTAINED RECOVERY

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HOTELS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

CLICK HERE to find Caribbean hotels that were not impacted by Hurricane Irma and book your trip while supporting Caribbean destinations that were impacted by the storm.

Airlines

AIRLINE CONTACT INFO

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AIRPORT CONTACT INFO

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HURRICANE RESOURCES

Get prepared by following the resources below:

  • Hurricane Procedures Manual : This hurricane procedures manual, first published in 1990 following Hurricane Hugo, has now been revised to meet the recurring needs of the tourism/hotel sectors for hazard mitigation. Hazard mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States as ” actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects”. This goal can best be achieved by applying various strategies though structural and non-structural measures. Prevention and preparedness planning can help to reduce loss and most importantly will assist speedy resumption of business after the event.
  • NOAA Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide: this preparedness guide was created by the US Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service in April 2013.
  • Insurance Readiness Manual: this manual on Hurricane Preparedness was created from an insurance standpoint by Stan Smith of Smith Orloff & Associates, International Insurance Loss Consultants and an Allied Member of the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. Mr. Smith is a recognized expert in insurance loss consulting and risk management and has been a speaker on the subject throughout the Caribbean as well as at annual Caribbean Hotel Industry Conferences.

TRACK THE STORM

The sites listed below offer up-to-date tracking of weather systems in the region. 

  • National Hurricane Center :  NHC is a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The NHC mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards.
  • Weather Underground:   a commercial weather service providing real-time weather information. Weather Underground provides weather reports for most major cities across the world on its website, as well as local weather reports for newspapers and websites. Its information comes from the National Weather Service (NWS), and over 250,000 personal weather stations (PWS).
  • Weather Channel:  a channel that broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news and analysis, along with documentaries and entertainment programming related to weather.
  • Windy.com: is a well-designed wind forecast app for surfers, sailors, windsurfers, fishermen and other outdoor activists. Windy provides the option to choose from several different weather models.

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