• Hurricane season along the Atlantic seaboard and Gulf of Mexico extends from June through November, but the peak season is late August through October.
  • 'Tornado Alley' extends from the Great Plains as far south as Northern Florida, where tornadoes occur as early as March to as late as October.
  • The chances of encountering either are slim, but if you do, take the threat of danger seriously and pay close attention to all alerts, warnings and evacuation orders.
  • When in doubt, listen to radio and TV news reports; for more information on storms and preparedness, contact the National Weather Service (www.weather.gov).

Government Travel Advice

  • Australia (www.smartraveller.gov.au)
  • Canada (www.travel.gc.ca)
  • New Zealand (www.safetravel.govt.nz)
  • UK (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice)