Government of Canada issues official travel advisory for the US

Aug 30 2019, 7:39 am

The Government of Canada has issued a travel advisory for the US.

The advisory was issued due to “natural disasters and climate” and warns against Hurricane Dorian.

According to the federal government, Hurricane Dorian is likely to make landfall on Florida’s east coast as a major hurricane on or around September 2, 2019.

“As the hurricane develops, the US National Hurricane Centre will continue to issue alerts and warnings for the potentially affected areas,” it says.

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“Hurricane Dorian is likely to bring excessive rainfall and violent winds. It may cause flash flooding and landslides.”

Additionally, the travel advisory warns that the hurricane could severely disrupt the following essential services: transportation, power distribution, water and food supply, telecommunications networks, emergency services, and medical care.

The Canadian government advises those in the affected areas, to exercise caution, monitor local news and weather reports, as well as follow the instructions of local authorities.

There is an additional advisory regarding Hurricane Dorian for the Bahamas.