The Canadian Government is preparing relief efforts for Hurricane victims in Florida and Central America.
Hurricane Irma is slowly making its way towards Florida, while a second Hurricane, named Jose, is still developing in the Atlantic.
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale says Airlines are being asks to contact Canadians that have flown down to the storm area to ensure their safety.
“We’ve obviously been encouraging the air transportation companies that have the manifice of the passengers that they moved into the certain areas over the last number of days and weeks to be vigorous and aggressive in contacting their passengers and making sure they are being treated properly.”
Goodale says Canadian relief efforts will have to wait until both storms pass.
“Certain parts of the Canadian Armed Forces are already examining what potentially they might be able to do if called upon,” Goodale says. “Right now of course, the storm is still in full blast. There are still two more that are only days away that are heading into the same zone, which obviously makes interventions exceedingly difficult.”
While Hurricane Irma has pounded its way through several Central American countries so far, the storm is being forecasted to hit the Florida Keys tomorrow night or early Sunday morning.