The Government of Canada is warning Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico amidst a tropical storm that is heading through the area. Tropical storm Dorian is likely to become a hurricane and sweep through both countries throughout the week. Anyone who is currently in the area should exercise caution and follow the advice of local authorities.\nThe Government of Canada has released travel advisories to both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, warning all residents to avoid all non-essential travel to these areas due to the dangerous weather that will be occurring over the next few days.\nAccording to the advisory, tropical storm Dorian is likely to become a hurricane and bring excessive rainfall, violent winds, flash flooding, and landslides into these areas. The storm is first set to hit Puerto Rico around August 27, before moving towards the Dominican Republic by August 29.\nThe Government of Canada is warning that the tropical storm will likely disrupt the power, transportation, emergency, and medical services, as well as water and food supply and all Canadians should avoid these areas if possible.\nView this post on Instagram EMITEN VIGILANCIA DE HURACÁN Y DE TORMENTA TROPICAL EN R.D... . Martes-27-Ago-2019... 7:10 am... Se ha emitido una vigilancia de huracán, desde la Isla Saona hasta Samaná y una vigilancia de tormenta tropical desde Isla Saona hasta Punta Palenque en la costa sur y desde Samaná hasta Puerto Plata en la Costa Norte... . ¿QUÉ ES UNA VIGILANCIA DE HURACÁN? . Una vigilancia de huracán significa que podrían sentirse los efectos de huracán en las zonas bajo vigilancia, como son: Vientos de 120 km/h o más, lluvia fuerte y/o oleaje anormal. Por lo regular, la vigilancia de huracán es emitida 48 horas antes de que comiencen a sentirse vientos de tormenta tropical, a fin de que los preparativos necesarios puedan realizarse con tiempo... . ¿QUÉ ES UNA VIGILANCIA DE TORMENTA TROPICAL? . Una vigilancia de tormenta tropical significa que podrían sentirse los efectos de una tormenta tropical en las zonas bajo vigilancia, como son: Vientos entre 64 y 119 km/h, lluvia fuerte y/o oleaje anormal... . Es importante tener en cuenta lo siguiente. De mantenerse el panorama actual, todo el territorio dominicano estaría bajo la incidencia de Dorian, sobre todo la mitad Este del territorio dominicano... . Publicado por: Oliver Roosevelt . #CiclonDorian #TormentaDorian #TormentaTropicalDorian #StormDorian #TropicalStormDorian A post shared by Meteorología RD 🌀 (@meteorologiard) on Aug 27, 2019 at 4:09am PDT\nHowever, if you are already in these areas, the Government of Canada warns travelers to use extra caution, monitor local news and weather reports, and to follow the instructions of local officials.\nThese types of "Avoid non-essential travel" advisories are only put in place by the government if there are specific safety and security concerns that could put a traveler at risk. The Government is asking anyone who had plans to travel to these two locations this week to seriously reconsider postponing their plans.\nView this post on Instagram Discover fresh seafood specialities at Blue Marlin restaurant during your island escape. #SanctuaryCapCana 📸 @soytendencia A post shared by Sanctuary Cap Cana (@sanctuarycapcana) on Aug 27, 2019 at 11:02am PDT\nHowever, it's not just Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic that will be feeling some tropical storm weather this week. Environment Canada has also issued a weather warning for residents of the Maritimes that a tropical cyclone is expected to hit eastern Canada by the end of this week.\nTropical storm Erin is likely to bring heavy rains and strong winds into Canada as early as Thursday.\nThe government is also advising that those in Noval Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick should be aware of in the incoming storm, which will bring winds strong enough to cause power outages.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.