|Hurricane Matthew Update for Eastern Cuba|
October 3, 2016
Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, is moving across the Caribbean toward Jamaica, Haiti and the eastern Cuba cities of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo. Currently, the forecast for western Cuba, including Havana, is a strong tropical storm. Cuban authorities have been advising residents on safety precuations, and our Cuba resident director has instructed IFSA-Butler students to remain in Havana until the storm passes.
All IFSA-Butler students are provided with safety instructions for what to do during a hurricane or tropical storm during their program orientation, and these instructions are also located in their student handbooks. In addition, the IFSA-Butler resident director is available in Havana 24/7 to answer student concerns or help with an emergency.
We will continue to monitor the storm's progression and stay in contact with our Cuba staff for updates. For more information on the storm, please see the following resources:
Please contact Director of Health, Safety, and Security Eryn Espín-Kudzinski with any questions or concerns.