The External Affairs Ministry aasured today that Indian government is monitoring the situation and communicating with the Indian diaspora in the US, Venezuela, France and the Netherlands in the wake of deadly Hurricane Irma.
The ministry’s spokesman Raveesh Kumar said the Indian missions in the four countries were in touch with local government officials to provide assistance to the affected Indians.
Kumar said ,“Our missions constantly monitoring the situation in Venezuela, Netherlands, France and the US due to hurricane Irma and assisting indians with all possible ways.
Irma, a category 5 hurricane with winds swirling at 260 kilometres per hour, barrelled towards Florida after making landfall in Cuba’s Camaguey Archipelago. It killed at least 19 people and damaged thousands of homes on the Caribbean islands.
The External Affairs Ministry spokesman tweeted telephone numbers for Indians to contact in case of emergency: Embassy of India, Venezuela (+58 4241951854/4142214721); Netherlands (+31247247247); France (0800000971).
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