DFA warns Filipinos in US to take precautions vs extreme cold
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday advised Filipinos living in the Midwest of the United States to take extra precautions in the face of extremely cold weather expected to set in within the week.
In a statement, the DFA also reminded Filipinos in the US to avoid unnecessary travel, limit exposure to the cold, and exercise fire safety.
According to Consul General Gina Jamoralin, the temperature was reported by the National Weather Service at a record low of –25°F (–31°C) with wind chill factor of –50°F to –55°F (–45°C to –48°C) will hit starting late Tuesday.
The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago will be closed on Wednesday (Jan. 30) to ensure the safety of the public and its personnel.
“Filipinos who may find themselves in emergency situations that would require the Consulate’s assistance may call (312) 800-3106,” the DFA added. /atm
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