Hurricane Irma Update: 9/7/17

As we continue reaching out to members with scheduled visits to a destination in the path of Hurricane Irma this weekend, we wanted to give a few updates:

Caribbean

Certain parts of the Caribbean were hit hard by the storm, including Saint Maarten, Barbuda and Puerto Rico. St. Lucia seems to be in good shape, whereas St. Kitts and Antigua don’t appear to have suffered major damage. Before we can determine if it’ll be safe to travel in the coming weeks, we have to wait for these areas to assess the damage. This can take several days, so it’s too early to tell what will happen beyond this weekend. We suggest reaching out to the resort directly if you have any questions.

Florida

For members scheduled to travel to Florida this weekend, we highly suggest avoiding much of the state until further notice. Several areas are seeing shortages of gas and supplies, as well as heavy traffic. We also expect flooding, power outages and road closures. We are currently in the process of reaching out to the rest of the members traveling to Florida this weekend.

The photos are from one of our agents in Florida, showing the lack of resources they already have.

South Carolina

South Carolina has issued a state of emergency as the storm approaches. As of now, all we can say is to watch the news and wait as long as possible before making a decision to travel to the area. If you’re still not sure about what you should do, give us a call Monday when we might have more information. We plan to reach out to this weekend’s South Carolina travelers after we’ve contacted all of this weekend’s Florida travelers.

Contacting Global

Please bear with us, as we are experiencing a high volume of calls at the moment. Many of you have asked about what becomes of your reservation because of the storm, and we are still working through solutions. If you have travel insurance, you should be covered. Otherwise, please wait until a representative reaches out to you.

We encourage you to stay up to date with the news in the area you are planning to travel. We are trying to do the same and will update you when we have more information on these areas and resorts. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the hurricane.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

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