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UCL Students in the States - Hurricane Sandy
30 October 2012
Given the current situation in the US with Hurricane Sandy, any students who are currently in areas being affected by the storms are being contacted by the Study Abroad Team to check that they are safe and that they are following all advice given to by your university and local authority carefully. Advice from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to hurricane Sandy is being
provided on their blog: http://www.fema.gov/blog.
Any students who have been evacuated as a result of the weather conditions should attempt to let us know if at all possible so that we can provide support to families if necessary. The Study Abroad team can provide advice and assistance – we can be reached on +44 207 679 7112 between 9am-5pm (GMT), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org – we will be monitoring this regularly outside of normal working hours.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office is providing the following advice: “British nationals requiring emergency assistance can obtain help by calling our toll-free number 1-877-UK-IN-USA (1-877-854-6872). You should check with your travel provider before travelling. You should monitor weather reports on radio and television and follow the advice of local authorities, including if ordered to evacuate. Please note that the British Consulate-Generals in Boston and New York will be closed on Monday 29 October, and the British Embassy in Washington will be operating a reduced service.”
Above all else, our advice to students affected is to make sure you are listening to the radio and news reports and staying up to date with local authority advice. Stay in touch with friends and family and make sure that you take all precautions to keep yourself safe.
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