U.S. citizens traveling to storm-prone regions during hurricane and typhoon season should carefully consider the potential dangers and inconveniences associated with their travel before finalizing plans. Even inland areas far from the coastline can experience destructive winds, tornadoes, and floods from tropical storms, hurricanes and typhoons. Those who choose to travel should devise an emergency plan in advance of their departure. Prior to leaving the United States, enroll your trip on the State Department's travel enrollment website or at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
For U.S. citizens overseas, in the event of a tropical storm, hurricane or typhoon, the U.S. Embassy will send out a warden message and will monitor the storm's track, issuing updated messages as information becomes available. The Department of State may also issue Travel Alerts or Travel Warnings to apprise the traveling public of the situation.
Please also take this time to check your travel documents and those of your family members to assure that all U.S. passports are still valid and that any non-U.S. citizen family members have valid U.S. visas. You may need to travel to the United States on short notice and would not want to be stuck without valid travel documents.
For situations involving an injury to, or the death of, an American citizen overseas, contact the OCS Call Center at 1-800-407-4747 (from overseas: 202-501-4444).
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