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Foreign ministry issues emergency numbers for Cypriots in US due to hurricane

Damage to homes are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew at the Surfside Estates neighbourhood in Beverly Beach, Florida

The foreign ministry said on Sunday its embassy in the US was in constant contact with authorities there on the situation resulting from Hurricane Matthew which has hit the east coast of the continent after devastating Haiti.

Cypriot authorities said in particular they were monitoring those areas in the US, which had declared a state of emergency in case any Cypriot citizens were affected.

The embassy has set up an emergency line Tel +1 202 681 1162 for any Cypriots located or resident in the affected areas in case they need to contact them in Washington.

The embassy is also in direct contact with the honorary consuls of the Republic in all affected states and especially with the consulate in Tampa, Florida: Tel +1 813 690 0188.

“In communications so far and according to our information there have not been any incidents involving Cypriot citizens,” the ministry said.

Cypriot citizens can also contact the following numbers 24/7:
Foreign ministry Tel +357 99660129
Crisis Management Centre Tel + 357 22801000, +357 97775998

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