Location: Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
Event: Tropical Cyclone Harold Approaching Vanuatu
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) and the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center advise that Tropical Cyclone Harold—currently over Solomon Islands—is approaching Vanuatu. Modeling suggests Harold will likely intensify to a Category 3 cyclone as it passes over the Vanuatu Group.
A severe weather warning is in effect for the all of Vanuatu. Rainfall will be heavy with the possibility of flash flooding—especially in low-lying areas, near rivers, and along the coast. Damaging winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour are expected within a broad area around the storm’s center.
Actions to Take:
- Find safe and secure accommodation
- Monitor local media and VMGD for up-to-date warnings and forecasting data. Be aware that the storm path and intensity may change
- Follow the instructions of local authorities.
- Avoid flooded areas. Be aware of the possibility of flash flooding.
Phone number: +675 308 2100
Email address: ConsularPortMoresby@state.gov
U.S. Consular Agency in Honiara, Solomon Islands
Phone number: + 677 27429 or + 677 74 94731
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
U.S. State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 888 407 4747 or +1 202 501 4444
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates