SITUATIONS:In case of Earthquake:
We want to communicate with you all as quickly as possible. Earthquakes can destroy our ability to communicate. Even when we are safe, we may not be able to keep you informedquickly. Thus, please feel free to use the phone number or email above to inform yourselves of the severity of the earthquake. In the case of a
, give us 36 hours to communicate with you. In the case of an
, feel free to contact the relevant embassy for a reference on their emergency response plan and timing.
In case of Hurricane:
We should communicate with you regarding potential hurricanes prior to a hurricane hitting.If we do not confirm that we are aware of the hurricane, feel free to make us aware of ahurricane. (Accessibility to internet and news may be limited to us at times.)In the case of a
(Class 1 - 2), please give us at least 36 hours to communicate.Be advised that we will seek shelter in a concrete building away from the ocean nearest to our accommodations. We will proactively seek internet or phone connection to communicate withyou within that time frame. After that time, feel free to contact the relevant embassy about their plan and timing. You can assume that if we do not communicate in this time frame that weare healthy and simply out of reach. After an additional 36 hours, feel free to connect with theembassy about our safety. In the case of a
(Class 3 - 4), please give us at least 72 hours. Though thelikelihood of damage to internet and communication infrastructure is much higher, the physicalrisk is still not that high. We are proactively seeking internet or phone connection. Feel free tocontact the embassy to determine a fair expectation of our response time. In the case of a
(Class 5), we will make every attempt to depart the island.Should we have to stay on the island, we are seeking the highest ground possible in a securebuilding. We will make every effort to make our way to the U.S. embassy to ensure our abilityto communicate with you as soon as possible. Feel free to contact the embassy about areasonable time frame to expect work on our safety.
In case of Sudden Adverse Government Changes:
Political unrest in either Haiti or the Dominican Republic is not highly likely, but it is certainlypossible. Government changes in general do not concern us. You can expect us tocommunicate as tensions rise. Feel free to inquire of us about our sense of the situation. In the case of
, we will respond according to theadvisements of the relevant embassy.
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