U.S. Citizen Services
Message to U.S. Citizens located in Atlantic Provinces Related to Hurricane Leslie
U.S. citizens residing or traveling to the Atlantic Coast of Canada are advised that a hurricane watch is in effect for much of eastern Newfoundland and tropical storm watches have also been issued for the province’s coastal areas. Monitor local radio, other media, and the Canadian Hurricane Centre to be aware of weather developments. Minor tropical storms can develop into hurricanes very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation. Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.
We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to enroll with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate through the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) website. By enrolling, you will receive the Embassy's most recent security and safety updates during your trip. Enrollment also ensures that you can be reached during an emergency. While we will do our utmost to assist you in a crisis, be aware that local authorities bear primary responsibility for the welfare of people living or traveling in their jurisdictions.
Additional information on hurricanes and storm preparedness can be found on the Department of State’s "Hurricane Season - Know Before You Go" webpage. You can get updated information on travel to your destination from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada or, from outside the United States and Canada, 1-202-501-4444. We also encourage you to check the Country Specific Information Sheet for Canada and the website of the U.S. Consulate General in Halifax for updates. Follow us on Twitter and become a fan of the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ page on Facebook as well.