Foreign Ministry cautions Bulgarians on Super Storm Sandy situation on US East Coast, Canada

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on October 30 2012 that it strongly recommends that Bulgarian citizens refrain from travelling to the East Coast of the United States, which is most strongly affected by the growth of Super Storm Sandy.

Airports at Newark and Teterboro are closed and more than 10 000 flights have been cancelled. A warning is in effect for October 30 and 31 for south-eastern Canada – the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, the Foreign Ministry said in the second cautionary advice issued in two consecutive days.

Citizens who are in the affected areas should strictly obey the instructions of local authorities and lay in provisions of water, food or any other supplies essential for a minimum 72 hours in the event of evacuation or power cuts, the ministry said.

The ministry said that detailed information on the development of Hurricane Sandy and advice from relevant authorities regarding preparations and appropriate action can be found at:



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