New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada
New Zealanders in the United States may be aware the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has issued an alert for Hurricane Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane currently located off the Eastern coast of the United States. A hurricane warning is in effect for much of the Eastern United States.
During a hurricane warning, visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of the accommodation management and/or tour operators. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors and remain well away from the sea/ocean. New Zealanders in the United States are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities at all times and seek suitable shelter.
For further information on Hurricane Sandy see the National Hurricane Centre website.
New Zealanders in the United States are advised to update their registration information or take this opportunity to register their details with the New Zealand Embassy. It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.
The New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC and New Zealand Consulate in New York will be closed on Monday 29 October due to Hurricane Sandy. New Zealanders in the United States requiring urgent consular assistance are advised to contact the Embassy's duty officer on (202) 439 6399 or the Consulate's duty officer on (917) 513 5372.