Hurricane Sandy – Statement by Laurent Fabius (Ocotber 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 going through a particularly difficult time. I offer the families of the victims my most sincere condolences. France remains at the US authorities’ disposal to provide any assistance they deem necessary.
I also want to pay tribute to the calm shown by tens of thousands of French nationals living in the 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 centre, 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.