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Released: September 7, 2012 - Security Message - Tropical Storm Leslie
 

Security Message – Tropical Storm LESLIE

September 7, 2012

This message is being issued to inform U.S. citizens residing in and traveling to Bermuda that the National Hurricane Center (NHC), www.nhc.noaa.gov  and Bermuda Weather Service, www.weather.bm  have issued an advisory for Tropical Storm Leslie, which at 11am was located 410 miles SSE of Bermuda.

The National Hurricane Center reports that TS Leslie is currently 
stationary with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph, with some
higher gusts. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Bermuda which
means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the next
48 to 60 hours. The intensity of the storm is not expected to change
today, however, Leslie may regain hurricane strength. Detailed
information is available from the U.S. National Hurricane Center,
www.nhc.noaa.gov and Bermuda Weather Service at www.weather.bm
and the Emergency Measures Organization at
www.emo.gov.bm.

U.S. citizens should monitor the weather and follow the instructions of local authorities.  For emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Consulate , located at 16 Middle Road, Devonshire; telephone 441-295-1342; after hours emergency telephone 441-335-3828; Consular fax 441-295-1592;e-mail  HMLAMCONGEN@state.gov; web page http://Hamilton.USConsulate.gov

Additional information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may be found at the website: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/emergencies_1207.html.  Updated information on travel in Bermuda  may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444.

For further information please consult the Country Specific Information Sheet for Bermuda, available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov.   

U. S. Consulate
Hamilton, Bermuda