International SOS and Control Risks Hurricane Maria advisory

04 October 2017 ,  —


International SOS has been running a Crisis Management Team to support clients, members and staff in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, since Hurricane Maria made landfall on the 18 September.

Jamie Neill, General Manager of Assistance for International SOS commented, ‘Following Hurricane Maria we have managed over 250 requests for assistance. These requests are primarily related to movement of employees in and out of the impacted area, wellness checks on employees and getting supplies in.  We have successfully completed 11 Air Ambulance cases.”

Prior to 18 September, the Crisis Management team managing the hurricane issues in the International SOS Philadelphia Assistance Center was already in operation, managing Hurricanes Harvey, Jose, Irma and the earthquake in Mexico.

For the latest information and advice, members are advised to register for email alerts and review the travel security updates on Travel Security Online and through the International SOS Membership Portal.

We also advise clients and members to download the International SOS Assistance App, here.

For additional information and advice, members are advised to call their local International SOS Assistance Centre.

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About International SOS and Control Risks

Our alliance brings together two of the world’s leading medical and security specialists, International SOS and Control Risks. Our combined resources and expertise are well placed to meet the customers’ growing need for integrated travel security risk services. Our solutions ensure that mobile employees are safe and productive and help employers with their duty of care obligations. 50 dedicated experts, located across the globe with access to over 200 dedicated travel security experts through 26 regional Assistance Centres and a partner network of over 700 accredited providers, produce global travel security information and analysis 24/7. We also provide travel security training, preventative travel assessment, support with the development of travel security risk policies, evacuation plans and the latest technology to enable clients to track and communicate with their mobile employees.