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Health Commission - US Citizens Seeking Assistance Due to Hurricanes Irma and Jose

Posted on Wed, Sep 13, 2017

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Please find below a message from the Rev. Dr. Miriam J. Burnett, Medical Director, International Health Commission:



The International Health Commission, through its continuing partnership with US FEMA, provides the following information regarding US Citizens seeking assistance from the Department of State as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Jose.


Rev. Miriam J Burnett, MD, MPH, MDiv


Medical Director


AMEC International Health Commission





September 12, 2017


The Department of State continues to support the response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas as a priority. We advise U.S. citizens to read and follow Department of State Travel Warnings:

Any tourists requiring transport off St. Thomas and St. John should contact the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism at (340) 772-0357 or visit for additional information. The U.S. Department of State is coordinating evacuation assistance with the Department of Defense for Americans on St. Martin. They continue to advise U.S. citizens to shelter in place at a secure location until they have specific and confirmed departure plans.

There are multiple ways to contact the Department of State:

For Congressional Inquiries Only:  http://[email protected]

Consular Affairs (CA) public email: http://[email protected]  (can be shared with constituents)

U.S. citizens affected by the hurricane who require emergency assistance can contact the U.S. Department of State through our website,, or call us at 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. & Canada), +1-202-501-4444 (from Overseas).

Embassy Contact Information:

U.S. Embassy in The Dominican Republic: located at Av. República de Colombia, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, 10507. You may also call 809-567-7775 during and after office hours.  For afterhours emergencies, please press “1” when prompted.  For non-emergency specific inquiries, please e-mail us at [email protected].

U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince: located at Boulevard du October, Route de Tabarre telephone: 509-2229-8000; after hours emergency telephone: 509-2229-8000; fax: 509-2229-8027; e-mail: [email protected]; web page:

U.S. Embassy in Havana: located on Calzada between L and M Streets, Havana, Cuba.  U.S. citizens with emergencies may call +53-7839-4100 during and after office hours. 

U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas: located at 42 Queen Street (across from the British Colonial Hilton Hotel), Nassau; telephone: 242-322-1181; ACS unit fax: 242-356-7174; e-mail: [email protected]; web page:  [Note: The Turks & Caicos U.S. Consular Agency is currently CLOSED. The Consular Agency is located at 2 Ventura Ct., Grace Bay Suite 102E, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands; telephone: 649-232-5713; e-mail: [email protected].

Should your office receive offers of international assistance, please direct the party to the State Department's Crisis Management Support Office: [email protected]

More Information:

We urge U.S. citizens in the impacted area who are safe to contact their loved ones directly and/or update their social media status.

If you are in the affected area and need immediate emergency services, please contact local authorities.

We strongly encourage citizens to follow the emergency instructions provided by local authorities, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at to receive important emergency information, and follow the Department of State on Twitter (@travelgov) and Facebook for additional updates.



Jeffery Cooper

General Secretary/CIO

African Methodist Episcopal Church


P.O. Box 331028 - 500 8th Avenue South - Nashville, TN 37203 

Office:  615-254-0911 - Fax:  615-254-0912 - [email protected] 
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