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Filipinos in the southeastern coast of the United States are advised to make the necessary preparations and follow the advice of local authorities as Tropical Storm Florence approaches their areas with increasing intensity.

Tropical Storm Florence is expected to develop into a hurricane later today, 9 September, while it moves toward Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Governors of these states have declared a state of emergency over the past two days in anticipation of the hurricane.
There are approximately 150,000 individuals of Filipino origin residing in Virginia and the Carolinas.

The Philippine Embassy will continue to monitor developments and coordinate with the Filipino and Filipino-American communities in these areas. For emergencies requiring the Embassy's assistance, please call (202) 368 2767. ###