Hurricane Sandy – Statement by Laurent Fabius
Paris, October 30, 2012.
In view of the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, I want to express my wholehearted solidarity with the American people, who, after the Caribbean countries, are experiencing a particularly difficult interval. I offer the families of the victims my deepest condolences. France remains at the U.S. authorities’ disposal to provide any and all assistance they deem necessary.
I also want to pay tribute to the calm shown by tens of thousands of French nationals living in the affected area. I call on them to exercise the utmost caution in the days to come and to follow the safety instructions provided to them. We stand by their side. The Foreign Ministry’s crisis center, our embassy in the United States and our consulates in Washington, New York, Atlanta and Boston are fully mobilized to serve our compatriots. Everything is being done to guarantee their safety.