Snowbird Precautions

Summer 1999 CSANews Issue 32  |  Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.Back to list

Here are some wise words of caution from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:

  • Given uncertain weather conditions (such as the storms which hit central Florida in February, 1998) please leave your itinerary ­ and phone numbers - with family and /or friends in Canada, so that they will know how to contact you in an emergency;
  • Never start a journey by car unless you know the precise route and weather conditions;
  • Restrict driving to daylight hours;
  • Avoid using interstate highway rest stop areas unless they provide security and, instead, use convenience facilities at service stations, restaurants or fast-food outlets;
  • Arrive by air before evening;
  • Do not openly display your money or jewelry when paying bills at stores, restaurants, etc.