The Foreign Ministry in Cyprus has so far not been informed of any Cypriot citizens being put in peril, as Hurricane Harvey continues to hit the Texas coast.
And, according to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA,) the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Washington is operating an emergency hotline for Cypriot citizens in the US that might be affected by the storm.
According to a relevant announcement, released by the Press and Information Office (PIO) on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry is closely following developments regarding the hurricane affecting the US Gulf coast, particularly the States of Texas and Louisiana, until at least August 30.
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According to the Foreign Ministry, the Washington Embassy is in constant touch with the competent US authorities, particularly in the affected areas, to learn about any potential cases of Cypriot citizens that might require assistance.
The Embassy is also operating an emergency line for Cypriots that reside in or are visiting the affected areas, and who might want to have a direct communication with the diplomatic authorities.
The Ministry calls on all Cypriot citizens in these areas to monitor developments through the media and heed the advice of local authorities, including possible evacuation orders.
In case of emergency or for consular assistance, Cypriot citizens may contact the emergency line at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Washington, on +1 202-681-1162 .
They can also contact the General Consulate of Greece in Houston, through the emergency line +1 713 876 7072 .
The number of the Honorary Consulate of Cyprus in Louisiana: +1-504-568-9300,
Fax: +1-504-568-0056 and there is also an e-mail address [email protected]
Other contact numbers and e-mails include the Office of Foreign Missions in Houston: +1 713-272-2865, the Duty Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (outside working hours): +35799660129 and email: [email protected], and the Crisis Management Center at the Foreign Ministry: +35722801000 and
email: [email protected]