Your safety is our priority. In the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood or other extreme weather or emergency situation, it is mandatory that you comply with emergency procedures and follow instructions issued by your local office of emergency management.
For the most current information on evacuation notices and to learn what your local area is doing to prepare for an extreme weather event or emergency, visit the website of your local Office of Emergency Management. They can also provide information about maintaining an emergency kit for such situations. Talk to your host employer to get information and guidance on how to prepare for an emergency as well.
You can also find helpful resources on our website. Just click on the U.S. state you’re living in and visit the Health & Safety section.
It is required that you follow local evacuation instructions in emergency situations. Should you be evacuated, make sure to: Take important documents with you. This includes passport, DS-2019 Form, Social Security Card, financial records, plane ticket, checks, credit cards, etc.
Take important contact numbers and e-mail addresses. Bring the InterExchange office emergency telephone number to call if needed: 917.873.5877.
Contact your family members to let them know you are safe and how you can be reached.
U.S. Department of State
- Stay in touch with your host employer.
- Always follow instructions from emergency management officials.
- The most important thing is to stay safe!