DFA cautions Filipinos in US amid looming storm ‘Alberto’

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C., has issued a warning for Filipinos living in the southeast side of United States amid a looming subtropical storm Alberto.

On Monday, the DFA advised Filipino communities in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi to “take extra precaution” and to follow instructions issued by local authorities as the storm enters the northern Gulf coast.

The storm is expected to usher heavy rains which may bring flash floods, storm surges, strong winds, and even tornadoes.

“There are 179,647 Filipinos in the areas that could be affected (151,376 in Florida; 14,409 in Tennessee; and 8,244 in Alabama; and 5,683 in Mississippi),” DFA said in a statement.

“Filipinos who may require assistance in cases of emergency are requested to call +1-202-368-2767,” the DFA added.

Alberto is the first storm this year during the Atlantic hurricane season.



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