Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia (February 9, 2018)
Location: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Event: The U.S. Joint Typhoon Weather Center in Pearl Harbor has issued a tropical cyclone warning for the northwest Pacific Ocean. The forecast storm track shows the cyclone passing into Yap State within the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained surface winds were estimated at 25 knots, gusting to 35 knots.
The U.S. Joint Typhoon Weather Center and the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia will continue to monitor the situation. For additional information see https://disasteralert.pdc.org/disasteralert/.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local weather reports for increased rains and winds.
- Keep a safe distance and do not touch downed electrical power lines or anything touching the line, such as a tree branch or another person. Don’t climb utility poles or trees near power lines. Contact with power lines is a major cause of electricity-related injuries and deaths.
- Do not touch anything electrical while you stand in water or while your hands are wet.
U.S. Embassy Kolonia, +691 320 2187
After Hours Duty Officer, +691 920 2369
State Department - Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia would like to take this opportunity to remind all American citizens to register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) https://step.state.gov/step/ , which helps the Embassy notify U.S. nationals in the event of a disaster or other emergency.