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Emergency Alerts

Hurricane Maria

Emergency Alert
October 2, 2017
Hurricane Maria
O E N H U T C

We urge U.S. citizens in the impacted areas who are safe to contact their loved ones directly and/or update their social media status. If you are in the affected area and need immediate emergency services, please contact local authorities.  

U.S. citizens should follow the emergency instructions provided by local authorities. Monitor local and regional reports for updates on the situation. Please note that shelter, food, and water may be unavailable at the airport and sea port. We discourage U.S. citizens from traveling in the dark and we urge U.S. citizens to follow local curfews when in place.  

For U.S. citizens wishing to depart Dominica, please review the following options:

  • Ferries: Commercial ferry service is being provided by L’Express des Iles. The schedule changes daily and we suggest you consult its website frequently due to the fluid situation.
  • Airlines: Commercial air service is being provided by LIAT Airlines. Contact the airline directly to confirm flight times and availability of tickets..  

Contact us: You can inform the Department of State about U.S. citizens affected by the hurricane who require emergency assistance through the following ways:

  • U.S. citizens with urgent medical needs and special considerations that have no ability to depart via commercial options should email us at MariaEmergencyUSC@State.Gov. Provide as much information as possible, including:      
    • Contact information (Cell, Satphone, WhatsApp, etc.)
    • Exact location description (provide geo coordinates if possible)
    • Medical issues / other circumstances for consideration
    • Personal identifying details (Name, DOB, etc.)
    • Number of people in group and their personal details
  • Call us at 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. & Canada), +1-202-501-4444 (from Overseas)

Domestic Response Information: Please go to FEMA's website, www.fema.gov, for information about response efforts in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas).

Evacuees who traveled on U.S. government coordinated transports may contact Accounts Receivable Division in Charleston for information about repayment of loans. Evacuees can send an email to FMPARD@state.gov, or call from within the U.S. and Canada: 1-800-521-2116. International callers can call 843-746-0592.