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Hurricane Irma: India issues 24-hour helpline in Kingston

India opened the helpline after a warning was issued amid the possibility of Category 5 Hurricane Irma hitting the region.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2017 19:06 IST
A vehicle drives along Ocean Drive in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach, Florida, US.
A vehicle drives along Ocean Drive in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach, Florida, US. (Reuters Photo)

India on Sunday issued a 24-hour helpline after Jamaica’s Kingston was put on ‘Hurricane’ alert.

India opened the helpline after a warning was issued amid the possibility of Category 5 Hurricane Irma hitting the region.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Irma will remain a powerful storm throughout the week.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar took to twitter and shared helpline numbers and e-mail ids.

“24x7 helpline at High Commission of India, Kingston,” he tweeted.

High Commissioner of India M Sevala Naik is in-charge of 24/7 manned control room at the High Commission of India, Kingston.

The details of the control room are below:

M. Sevala Naik, High Commissioner-(+1876) 833-4500 E-mail: hc.kingston@mea.gov.in

Mohan Parameswaran, Second Secretary/HOC - (+1876) 564 1378 E-mail: cons.kingston@mea.gov.in, hoc.kingston@mea.gov.in

Raghuvir Singh, PS to High Commissioner - (+1876) 279 8003 E-mail: hcoffice.kingston@mea.gov.in