Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma

Release date : Sep 20, 2017

Toronto – Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 storm containing the most powerful winds ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has already hit the Caribbean and may well be headed for Florida.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a statewide state of emergency to ensure local officials have enough time, resources and flexibility to get prepared.

If you are in Florida please heed all evacuation advisories and/or orders,” said Karen Huestis, President of the Canadian Snowbird Association. “Although we do not yet know the direct path of the storm the most important thing is your personal safety, please continue to monitor all local weather forecasts.

The Canadian Snowbird Association has developed a checklist of key things to be aware of before and after the storm that can accessed here, CSA Hurricane Checklist.


The Canadian Snowbird Association is an over 100,000 member, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization representing Canadian travellers from across the country. The CSA works in partnership with government and business to educate and advocate on behalf of all travelling Canadians, helping to ensure access to safe, healthy travel with no restrictions on freedom of movement.

Evan Rachkovsky
Director of Research and Communications
Canadian Snowbird Association
Tel :  (416) 902-4443
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