Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2010


Due to schedule changes today, the previously scheduled special press briefing teleconference with Michelle Bernier-Toth, Director of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management, now will take place at 4:30 p.m. EDT today, June 1. Today is the first day of Hurricane Season, and Ms. Bernier-Toth will review State Department hurricane preparedness planning, discuss the annual Hurricane Workshop, and respond on the record to reporters’ questions.

Dial-in numbers and passcode are unchanged from the initial announcement:

The conference call-in numbers are
toll-free at 1-888-381-5775 or
toll for international calls at 1-517-308-9106.
The participant passcode is HURRICANE.

Please direct any further inquiries to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs at (202) 647-1488. More information regarding hurricane preparedness is available at http://travel.state.gov. The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs has hosted an annual Hurricane Workshop since 2006.



PRN: 2010/706