Areas from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, all the way north to New York and Maine may be affected
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY. Make sure to follow safety instructions provided by local city offices and your employer regarding hurricane emergency procedures. Also check with your local city offices to get information about whether an evacuation plan is in place and what you will need to do if the hurricane affects your area.
You can track the progress and reports of Hurricane Irene using the following website links:
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFETY RELATED PROCEDURES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS.
Please contact InterExchange to connect with your program's staff if you have any questions: 212.924.0446
Hurricane Irene - Warning Information for Ocean City, MD
At this time, Ocean City is preparing for possible affects from Hurricane Irene. The safety of au pairs and host parents is important to us, so please follow safety rules and instructions provided by your local officials.
Please know that Ocean City has an official hurricane evacuation plan in place specifically for work/travel participants, with the cooperation of FEMA, MEMA, MD DHR, and other State, County, and Local agencies. There currently is not an evacuation ordered for residents and guests in Ocean City. However, government agencies are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irene.
For updates on the hurricane status, the phone number for up to the minute emergency information in Ocean City is 410-723-6666. You may also go to www.oceancitymd.gov where there is a storm update button on the page.
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