As Hurricane Irene heads toward the East Coast, Stratos Jet Charters, Inc., a worldwide air charter agency, announced today that it is working “around-the-clock” to arrange evacuation charter flights out of Nassau, Charleston and Long Island.

As of late afternoon on Tuesday, Hurricane Irene, a Category 2 hurricane, was moving north, north west at 10 mph, and was expected to hit Nassau by Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Irene will strengthen to a Category 3 hurricane, and could make landfall anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard.

According to Stratos Jets President and founder, Joel Thomas, East Coast residents and visitors should contact Stratos Jets immediately to arrange a jet charter departure out of Charleston, SC, Long Island, NY Martha’s Vineyard, MA or Nassau, Bahamas. He says that the longer evacuees wait to contact a Stratos Jets agent, the harder it will to be to find a private aircraft to depart their location.

“Right now, Hurricane Irene is projected to land anywhere along the East Coast,” Thomas said. This uncertainty has led many people to book evacuation charter flights out of the Bahamas and the Northeast, which in turn, has limited the number of aircraft available for charter.

He went on to say that, with as little as four hours notice, Stratos Jets agents can arrange an immediate jet charter flight out of the Bahamas or the Northeast to any destination in the world. Stratos Jets agents are specifically trained to handle all weather-related complications that can arise from hurricanes, ensuring the safe travels of each flight.

Thomas has already arranged two immediate jet charter departures out of Charleston and Long Island without complications. He says that his private flight advisors are standing by now to arrange more flights out of the path of Hurricane Irene.