Weather Alert – Embassy of the United States of America, Federated States of Micronesia

Location: the islands of Nukuoro in Pohnpei State; and Lukunor in the Mortlock Islands, Losap, and Chuuk Lagoon in Chuuk State.

Event: The National Weather Service, Guam, has issued a Tropical Storm warning for the above-named islands.

In addition, a Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for Fananu, Puluwat and Ululu in Chuuk State and Satawal in Yap State.

Actions to Take:

* Residents and visitors should monitor weather conditions closely and heed the instructions from local emergency management and weather service office.

* 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 death.

* Do not touch anything electrical while you stand in water or while your hands are wet.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Kolonia

Kolonia, Pohnpei, FM 96941

Telephone: +(691) 320-2187

Emergency after-hours telephone: +(691) 920-2369

Email: KoloniaACS@state.gov

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), which helps the Embassy notify U.S. nationals in the event of a disaster or other emergency.