Brace for another storm, Pinoys in US East Coast told
MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos in the US East Coast, barely recovering from the huge damage of hurricane "Sandy", must now prepare themselves for another storm that has arrived in the region.
The Philippine Consulate General in New York issued on Wednesday, November 7 an advisory urging Pinoys to take all necessary precautions and stay indoors.
“Our kababayans are advised to ensure that they have a supply of flashlights, batteries and other similar equipment, potable water and food which is not easily perishable and warm clothing in case of power outages,” Consul General Mario De Leon said in a statement.
Affected communities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine are advised to check updates on the storm, which is will bring strong winds, flooding, rain, sleet and snow across the US Northeast over the next 24 hours.
The storm, although less powerful than Sandy, may trigger floods, uproot trees and prompted evacuations in New Jersey and cancelled flights at New York's JFK International Airport. - Rappler.com
NOTE: Filipino Community members in New York who may need assistance in finding shelter during the winter storm can proceed to public shelters as well as bus pick-up locations for travel to shelters that have been prepared by the City Government.
Those who wish to secure more information about possible accommodations at Filipino-run facilities can contact the Philippine Consulate General’s duty lines at 347-327-1884 or 917-294-0196 or the Assistance-to-Nationals line at 646-421-9072.