NOTICE: Hurricane Irma on Course for the United States

September 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm

The U.S. Department of State has advised that at 5am EDT Hurricane Irma was located 495 miles southeast of Miami, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.  According to its forecast track, the core of the hurricane will be near the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula Sunday morning.  Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 Hurricane during the next couple of days.

For most current information regarding the hurricane, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at

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

The Embassy can be reached by telephone during normal office hours at 202 483 4025 (upto 28) and after office hours at 202 352-0355.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington, DC

September 8, 2017