Caribbean Storm Tomas hits Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent over the weekend.

Another destination as been targeted by a natural disaster this week, with the Caribbean edging towards the end of Hurricane season, which officially starts from the first of June and lasts until the 30th November. Several islands have been beaten by hurricane Tomas over the weekend. The islands hit are Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent.

Damage has been done to homes, trees have been knocked down along with power lines by 90 mile an hour winds. Airports have closed over the weekend however Barbados’s airport in Bridgetown has now reopened. A forecast by the US National Hurricane Centre has said that the storm could also affect Jamaica, The Dominican Republic and Eastern parts of Cuba.

If you are looking to book a holiday to the Caribbean and are worried about storms and hurricanes there are some things you can do to ensure you remain safe. Make sure you book with an ABTA or ATOL bonded travel agent or tour operator like Holidays Please. The holiday providers will then not allow the flight to go ahead if there is a threat of there being problems at the other end. If you are already at the destination when the storm (or anything else hits) clients will be moved to a safe area. Some suppliers may also provide another holiday.

If you want to ensure you are covered on your next Caribbean holiday, enquire now with Holidays Please.

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