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Filipinos in US affected by tornadoes told to contact PH embassy, consulates for assistance

/ 09:57 AM December 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Embassy in the United States urged Filipinos in tornado-hit areas to contact the embassy or reach out to the nearest consulate for assistance.

“The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. advises Filipino communities, who were affected by the tornado which struck six (6) states, to monitor local advisories, and to contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for emergencies requiring assistance,” the embassy said in an advisory dated Dec. 11 and reposted on its Twitter account early Monday.

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According to the embassy, Filiponos in Kentucky and Tennessee may call (202) 368-2767 or (202) 769-8049 or send an email to [email protected] to request for assistance.

“For those in Arkansas and Mississippi, the Philippine Consulate General may be reached at (346) 256-4522 and by email, [email protected],” the embassy added.

“For those in Illinois and Missouri, the Philippine Consulate in Chicago may be reached at (312) 583-0621 and by email, [email protected],” it added.

READ: Severe weather ‘new normal,’ US emergency chief warns after tornadoes

A destructive swarm of tornadoes earlier ripped through six US states, killing at least dozens of people and destroying homes and other establishments.

READ: Dozens killed as tornadoes rip through Kentucky, other US states

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