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DFA: No Filipinos hurt in US after Hurricane Michael

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 09:35 PM October 11, 2018

A view of storm damage during Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. – Michael slammed into the Florida coast on October 10 as the most powerful storm to hit the southern US state in more than a century as officials warned it could wreak “unimaginable devastation.” Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, a town about 20 miles (32kms) southeast of Panama City, around 1:00 pm Eastern time (1700 GMT), the National Hurricane Center said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Filipinos were not “adversely affected” by Hurricane Michael which hit some parts of the United States (US), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday in Florida with wind speed of 140 miles per hour.

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Jose Manuel Romualdez, Philippine Ambassador to US, reported to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that 3,300 Filipinos in Panama City, Florida were not hurt and some evacuated from their residences.

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However, most Filipinos were affected by the power outage in the area.

Romualdez  advised the estimated 232,000 Filipinos in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina to follow the necessary precautions and listen to the warnings of local officials.

Filipinos who need assistance may call the Embassy at (202) 368 2767. /ee

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