Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida as a Category 4 storm with winds of around 155 mph this afternoon. According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), the storm will continue to produce life-threatening hurricane-force winds well inland across portions of the Florida Panhandle, southeast Alabama and southwestern Georgia this evening. It is expected to cross South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday, where heavy rainfall could produce flash flooding.
In addition to Alabama, Florida and Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina Governors recently declared a state of emergency.
Singaporeans in the path of Hurricane Michael are reminded to be vigilant, take necessary precautions and ensure that you have your hurricane plan in place. We encourage you to visit the US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website (https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes) for information on how to prepare for a hurricane. We also advise that you heed the instructions of local authorities at all times, including evacuation orders. Do also stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.
For more information, please visit:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov
The National Weather Service: http://www.weather.gov
The National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov.
Singaporeans who require consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C., or the 24-hour Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office in Singapore at:
Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C.
Emergency contact: +1 (202) 537-3100
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Officer (24-hours)
Telephone: +65 6379-8800 / 6379-8855