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Weather Alert: New Caledonia, Tropical Cyclone Gita

East Asia & Pacific > Vanuatu

Weather Alert - U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (February 15, 2018)

Location: New Caledonia

Event:  Tropical Cyclone Gita is forecast to pass near the Isle of Pines on Thursday, February 15, as a Category 4 cyclone, causing hurricane-force winds, waves, and possibly flooding. 

Actions to Take:

·         Avoid travel to low-lying areas until the storms have dissipated and flood waters have receded.

·         Monitor the local news for updates.

·         Seek secure shelter.

·         Prepare for severe weather by ensuring an adequate supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, medications, and vital documents.

·         Visit the Central Pacific Hurricane Center for updated storm tracking information.

Assistance:

·         U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji

(+679) 331-4466

(+679) 772-8049 after business hours

SuvaACS@state.gov

 

·         State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·         New Caledonia Country Information

 

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