MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: Republic of Colombia
Bogotá (Aug. 27/19). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, through the Directorate of Migration, Consular Affairs and Citizen Service, has its service channels to receive requests from Colombians that may be affected by tropical storm Dorian, as it passes through the Caribbean .
The Colombian Consulates in the area are attentive to attend possible emergencies. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided its social networks Twitter (@cancilleriacol), Facebook (Colombia Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and its telephone lines.
All Colombians who are in areas that are likely to be affected are requested to be attentive to the notices and recommendations of local authorities and relief agencies regarding the situation and its evolution.
The following are some of the general recommendations of the authorities:
-Know your risk from tropical storm Dorian.-Check with your local emergency management agency and be familiar with the emergency plans of your area of residence.-Know in advance where you will go and how you will arrive in case you need to evacuate .-If you are ordered to evacuate, know the evacuation routes and look for a higher ground or the highest level of a building.-Formulate stay plans if you are away from home for several days.-Prepare an emergency team , including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid items, copies of your identity documents and a change of clothes in case you need to evacuate.-If you are in an area that has no eviction order and decides to stay in your house, keep supplies for several days.-Plan how you will communicate with family members, in case the electricity goes out in your area or they are not in the same place.-Be alert to alerts phone, radio or television to get updates on the weather, as well as emergency and eviction instructions in your area.-Keep your cell phone battery and / or portable batteries fully charged, your car in good condition and the tank of full gasoline.-Prepare your home and verify flood coverage. Plan ahead and review the evacuation plan with your family.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Consulate in Havana, will be in communication with local authorities and the information will be updated as the situation evolves.
The following is the possible trajectory of the tropical storm, which you can check updated at: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/
In case of emergency, contact the local authorities. In addition to this, you can report your situation to the Comprehensive Citizen Assistance Center (CIAC) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. People who can not contact their loved ones and require that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs serve as a bridge to get news from their relatives, can make their requests through the channels provided.
CIAC contact information:
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