没有办法给它涂糖. 飓风伊尔玛, 大西洋有记录以来最强的飓风是加勒比海之外， 现在正朝美国东海岸移动. 类别 5 飓风, 伊尔玛的速度已经超过 185 英里. As the east coast residents prepare for what is potentially going to be a devastating landfall, residents of various Caribbean islands including the Dominican Republic and Santo Domingo are already equally bracing for its impact. So how do you prepare for hurricane Irma, especially if you are on vacation in the Caribbean? 嗯, here are a few useful tips.
Know what is going on
Being on top of things and knowing when the hurricane is going to make a landfall is ideally the first step towards ensuring your safety during the storm. Make use of resources and applications like the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center, the Weather Channel, and Hurricane App. With the Hurricane App, you will be able to track the hurricane’s latest coordinates, distance from the storm’s current location to your hotel in miles, satellite images and much more. Information is power. Know what is going and stay safe.
Listen to instructions;
Do not get out of your hotel room when you have been advised to stay indoors – seriously. If authorities are directing you to stay away from the beach or seek shelter, do not be rebellious. This is not the time to defy instructions or doubt the storm’s power. Sign up for alerts that will advise you when it is time to evacuate or seek shelter.
Find a hotel with weather guarantee;
Most Carribean hotels offer incentives to book at their hotel during the hurricane season. Some hotels offer room upgrades while others waiver resort fees. 即使您目前入住的酒店尚未公布这些交易, 要求前台，看看他们是否有任何升级，这将有助于改善您的体验，而在酒店.
大多数加勒比度假胜地都指定了疏散区，让游客在飓风来袭时远离安全地带。. 从接待处了解酒店或度假村的疏散区. 提前了解和定位疏散区将有助于您在面临风暴时保持知识渊博和冷静，如果需要疏散. 在这一点上, 目前还不清楚飓风伊尔玛是否会袭击蓬塔卡纳和普拉塔港, 以及它将是多么强大. 然而, preparing for the worst-case scenario will give you some peace of mind in the meantime.
Besides seeking shelter and getting out of harm’s way, most people tend to forget the essentials until it is too late, or when they are desperately needed. For instance, if you rented a car for your vacation, ensure it has enough gas. This way, you will avoid long queues, or in worse case, if power is cut, no gas at all. Stock up drinking water and food if you are living in a self-service hotel. In addition, take out enough money from the ATM; again, should there be a power outage, the extra cash will become more valuable than gold.
Hurricanes can take anyone by surprise. This was particularly clear last week when Hurricane Harvey took Texas, and the city of Houston, by storm. And now, with Hurricane Irma already wreaking havoc in the Caribbean island, people should know how to prepare for this catastrophe – just in case it will be as destructive as experts are forecasting it to be. Keep in mind, 然而, that there are just tips to help you with your vacation. Since no one can control the weather, the best you can do is prepare for the unexpected. Be safe, follow instructions and seek shelter when advised to do so. Hopefully, these tips will help your dream Dominican Republic vacation from turning into a nightmare!