Long Description for the Hurricane Assistance Sidebar

Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services
November 21, 2017



Hurricane Assistance
U.S. Department of State | Bureau of Consular Affairs

The safety and security of U.S citizens overseas is one of our highest priorities. During Hurricanes Irma, Jose, Maria, and their aftermath, we provided emergency consular services to U.S. citizens in need and updated information to U.S. citizens in the area through security and emergency messages on TravelGov's social media sites, travel.state.gov, and Embassy websites. Some accomplishments are listed below:

  • More than 2,600 people evacuated;
  • Responded to over 2,800 inquiries on the welfare and whereabouts of American citizens;
  • Posted 175 Facebook messages reaching people 2.1 million times;
  • 663 messages tweeted reaching people 11.95 million times;
  • Deployed 67 consular employees to support hurricane response efforts in the Caribbean; and
  • 58,568 views on travel.state.gov hurricane crisis page.

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