NOTICE : Hurricane Harvey to Make Landfall on Texas Coast

August 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm

The U.S. Department of State has advised that Hurricane Harvey is forecast to make landfall on the middle Texas coast this evening (August 25, 2017) or early Saturday morning (August 26, 2017).  Hurricane is then likely to stay near or just inland of the middle Texas coast through the weekend.  Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some strengthening is possible and Harvey is forecast to become a major hurricane before it reaches the middle Texas coast.

For the updated information regarding this storm, you may visit the National Hurricane Center at

Sri Lankan citizens resident in these areas affected by the hurricane may reach out to the Embassy in Washington DC  or Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in Texas for any consular assistance that may be required, including contacting next of kin in Sri Lanka.

Emergency Contact Number of the Embassy:  (202) 352-0355

 Contact details of Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in Texas are as follows:

Mr. Shan Halamba

Mobile:  972-841-5367


Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington DC

25 August 2017