Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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PM KAMLA expresses concern for persons in path of Hurricane Sandy

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Monday invited the National community to join her in praying for all persons in the United States who are in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

In a media elease, Persad-Bissessar stated:

"I am deeply concerned that among those in the path of the storm are thousands of Nationals from Trinidad and Tobago, Caricom and the United states who I urge to follow the instructions of emergency personnel and those in authority in order to protect their lives and minimise damage. 

"I am confident that the U.S. authorities are well prepared to confront such an impending disaster and will respond appropriately to the exigencies of the situation.

"This is a deadly storm that has already ravaged the Caribbean killing 61 persons. Hurricane Sandy is forecasted to collide with a cold front and spawn a “superstorm” that could generate flash floods, snowstorms and massive power outages from North Carolina to Maine according to reports generated from the National Weather Services in the United States.

"Our overseas Missions in Washington, New York and Miami as well as in Canada have been asked to keep lines open so as to respond to the needs that our citizens may have in the aftermath of the impending storm. 

"I myself intend to keep monitoring the path of the impending storm so as to be fully appraised of its magnitude. I am also in touch with our own authorities here in Trinidad and Tobago so that if any intervention is required of us this can be quickly implemented...

“I have also instructed my Minister of Foreign affairs The Honourable Winston Dookeran to keep in contact with the relevant officials at U.S. Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago.

"I am fully aware that families here in Trinidad and Tobago will be full of anxiety about the safety of their relatives in the US and they can rest assured that my Government and I share your concerns and that we will keep you appraised of all information that becomes available."

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