Filipinos affected by tornadoes that hit several states in the United States have been urged to contact the Philippine embassy or nearest consulate in their area for assistance.
In a statement dated December 12, the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC advises Filipino communities, which were affected by the tornado, “to monitor local notices and to contact the embassy for emergencies requiring the assistance of the tornado. ’embassy’.
The embassy said Filipinos in Kentucky and Tennessee can contact the embassy at (202) 368-2767 or (202) 769-8049 or send an email to [email protected]
Filipinos in Arkansas and Mississippi can contact the Philippine Consulate General in Houston at (346) 256-4522 and / or via [email protected]
For those in Illinois and Missouri, the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago can be contacted at (312) 583-0621 and by email, [email protected], added the embassy.
More than 80 people are believed to have been killed in the devastating tornadoes that ravaged U.S. states on December 11. It has been called by US President Joe Biden “one of the biggest” storm outbreaks in history.
READ: Powerful tornadoes kill over 80 people in five US states
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office (DFA) has yet to confirm whether or not there are Filipinos killed in the devastating incident.
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