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07/09/2017: ON HURRICANE IRMA: ADVISORY NO. 2

ON HURRICANE IRMA
ADVISORY NO. 2
7 September 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Weather forecasts show little change in the track and strength of Hurricane Irma after causing severe damage on Anguilla and Barbuda, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, Puerto Rico and the British and US Virgin Islands in the past few days. The category 5 storm is expected to reach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southern part of the Bahamas today, and the coast of Florida on Friday, 8 September.

The Philippine Embassy reiterates its advice to the Filipino communities along the hurricane’s path to undertake all necessary preparations, keep updated on the storm’s progress, and heed the warnings of local authorities.

The Embassy is continuously coordinating with the government officials, and the Filipino and other communities in the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the state of Florida in obtaining situation reports and assessing Irma’s impact on our kababayans.

To get the latest information about the state’s disaster management preparations, please click on the following links:

  • Specific Shelters for each County: http://floridadisaster.org/shelters/
  • Special Needs for each County: http://www.floridadisaster.org/disability/specialneeds/default.aspx
  • Specific County Emergency Management: http://www.floridadisaster.org/County_EM/county_list.htm
  • Miami Dade mandatory evacuation for zone A & B: http://mdc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4919c85a439f40c68d7b3c81c3f44b58
  • Evacuation zones and Evacuation routes: http://www.floridadisaster.org/PublicMapping/

Those who want to share or find information about the condition of their family members and friends in the abovementioned territories may reach the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. through the following contact information:

  • Emergency hotline:  +1 (202) 368 2767
  • Email addresses: consular@phembassy-us.orgatn@phembassy-us.org
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/philippinesusa
  • Twitter: @philippinesusa

 

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