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AMERICAN EXPRESS MOBILIZES EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR FLORIDA AREAS RAVAGED BY STORM

 AMERICAN EXPRESS MOBILIZES EMERGENCY SERVICES
 FOR FLORIDA AREAS RAVAGED BY STORM
 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. is providing a number of emergency services to help Florida travelers and residents in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.
 American Express set up two emergency help desks to assist travelers and other victims of the storm at the Miami International Airport and American Express' Southern Regional Operating Center in Plantation, Fla. These special help desks are providing emergency check cashing, emergency card replacement, and Travelers Cheque refunds.
 American Express' eight Travel Service Offices in the area are fully operational, offering these emergency services, as well as travel assistance.
 American Express has established a dedicated toll-free number to direct callers to the nearest American Express location. That number, which offers a multi-lingual capability, is: 800-257-0202.
 Services for the General Public
 American Express is also providing emergency check cashing and travel services to anyone needing assistance even if they are not American Express customers. To cash a personal check up to $100 during this emergency, a person merely needs to present a major credit card and another form of identification at one of the American Express offices in the area.
 Yesterday, the American Express Foundation announced a $100,000 contribution to support relief in the area.
 And for American Express Service Establishments
 American Express is providing emergency assistance of American Express Service Establishments, and offering this toll free number: 800-528-5200.
 American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express Company, is a family of travel, financial and communications businesses.
 American Express Travel Service Offices Open and Fully Serviceable
 Fort Lauderdale
 3312-14 N.E. 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33308-7104
 305-565-9481
 Bal Harbour
 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, Fla., 33154
 305-865-5959
 Coral Gables
 32 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Fla., 33134
 305-446-3381
 Miami
 330 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla., 33132-1698
 305-358-7350
 Kendall office closed due to damages. Nearest office is Coral Gables.
 Representative Offices Open and Fully Serviceable:
 Jacaranda Travel Adventure Travels of Boca Raton
 8275 W. Sunrise Blvd. 30 S.E. 7th Street
 Plantation, Fla., 33322 Boca Raton, Fla., 33432
 305-473-6611 or 305-473-6612 407-395-5722
 First National Travel Adventure Travels of Pompano Beach
 Service, Inc. 2451 E. Atlantic Blvd.
 2025-B Hollywood Blvd. Pompano Beach, Fla., 33062
 Hollywood, Fla., 33020 305-942-2300
 305-925-0500
 -0- 8/27/92
 /CONTACT: Roberta Weinstein, 305-473-3811, or Maureen Bailey, 212-640-3311, both of American Express/ CO: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. ST: Florida IN: LEI SU:


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