East Coast of North America is recovering from the extremely powerful hurricane Dorian. People are being evacuated from the flooded areas. It is advised to avoid any traveling to the Atlantic region.
Started from a tropical wave and damaging winds in the Central Atlantic, Dorian affected the Caribbean region, Virgin Islands. Rapidly transforming into a destructive hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas causing catastrophic damage to Grand Bahama and Abaco Island. As a result, more than 70 thousand people lost their homes.
Dorian began to move towards the north-northwest slowly weakening. Fluctuating in intensity between Category 1 and 2 it sped northeastward toward Atlantic Canada.
On September 7 and 8, the hurricane Dorian made landfall in eastern Canada. Causing wind damage and bringing heavy rainfall, Dorian left about 400 thousand people without power in provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
On September 9, additional rainfall is expected from Dorian in eastern Quebec, Newfoundland, and Labrador. Meanwhile, mid-Atlantic and New England coasts of the U.S. and the coast of Atlantic Canada may expect life-threatening tide and surf conditions.
We encourage all travelers to be cautious and stay safe. There are situations when it seems to be impossible to cancel the trip that was planned way before. However, it is always better to follow travel advisories and keep yourself and your family away from emergencies. Pick safe destinations for your next trip and feel free to ask for professional assistance before your trip. First, check if you need a visa to reach your destination.