Hurricane Travel Advice

Travel With Jules are members of ABTA and as such, follow their code of conduct when booking all our clients holidays.

We are currently looking after our clients who are travelling in or near the hurricane zones in the Caribbean and Florida (also in Texas and southern States) or about to travel there.

If you have any concerns about forthcoming holidays you have booked through us, please do give us a call and we will do our best to assist.  01728 748209

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Here is the latest STATEMENT FROM ABTA regarding the hurricane warnings:

7 September 2017

We are closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma, a powerful category 5 hurricane which is bringing hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of the Caribbean. Irma has now passed the Leeward Islands, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands and the authorities are assessing the damage caused. It is difficult to predict exactly where the storm will continue to impact at this stage, however, if Hurricane Irma continues on its forecast path it will move away from Puerto Rico this morning, pass just north of the coast of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) later today, and be near the Turks and Caicos and south-eastern Bahamas by this evening. Currently, there is a hurricane warning in effect for a number of areas, including Puerto Rico, parts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and Central Bahamas. This means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for parts of Cuba and North-western Bahamas. The islands in the Caribbean have response plans in place which include hurricane emergency response. In the event they should be affected, they are highly experienced in hurricane response management. Local authorities have already implemented, or are in the process of implementing, contingency plans.

People who are on a package holiday in the region should keep in close contact with their travel provider, monitor news reports and follow the advice of the local authorities.

People who have travelled independently should monitor news reports and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Airlines and tour operators are adjusting flight schedules and holiday itineraries as appropriate, and anyone imminently due to travel to the region should check with their travel provider or airline to establish if their holiday itinerary or flights are affected.

UPDATED 

10 September, 11:30

We continue to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma, which is a powerful category 4 hurricane that has brought hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of the Caribbean, and is now progressing towards the State of Florida.  Irma has now passed the Leeward Islands, St. Martin the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and is current moving on from Cuba. The authorities in these areas are assessing the damage caused.  It is difficult to predict exactly where the storm will continue to impact at this stage, however, if Hurricane Irma continues on its forecast path, it will continue to move northwestward towards Florida Keys this morning (local time).  It is then forecast to move near or along the west coast of Florida this afternoon through to Monday morning, before continuing inland over the Florida panhandle and southwestern Georgia on Monday afternoon (local time).

Hurricane Warning is in effect for parts of Florida including, Fernandina Beach southward around the Florida peninsula to Indian Pass, Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay, the Cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Matanzas, and La Habana.  A Hurricane Watch is in effect for North of Fernandina Beach to Edisto Beach in Florida.

The State of Florida have response plans in place, which include hurricane emergency response, they are highly experienced in hurricane response management. Local authorities are already implementing contingency plans in order to ensure the state is prepared to respond to any potential impacts from Hurricane Irma.

People who are on a package holiday in the region should keep in close contact with their travel provider, monitor news reports and follow the advice of the local authorities. People who have travelled independently should monitor news reports and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Airlines and tour operators are adjusting flight schedules and holiday itineraries as appropriate, and anyone imminently due to travel to the region should check with their travel provider or airline to establish if their holiday itinerary or flights are affected.