One Belgian feared dead in Katrina floods

15th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

15 September 2005, BRUSSELS – The Foreign Affairs Ministry is still worried for the safety of five Belgians who were in the US when the Katrina hurricane devastated the New Orleans area.

15 September 2005

BRUSSELS – The Foreign Affairs Ministry is still worried for the safety of five Belgians who were in the US when the Katrina hurricane devastated the New Orleans area.

On Thursday, a spokesperson was reported saying four of the five Belgians are believed to have been living in areas of the southern coast which were not badly hit by the effects of Katrina.

However, the case of a fifth Belgian is more worrying since his home was completely submerged in water. It is feared that the Belgian may not have escaped.

Some 300 Belgians were registered living in the states hit by Katrina, but most have been contacted and found to be safe.

The Belgian consul in Atlanta has worked with the consulate-general in New York to try to locate missing Belgians.

A team of 10 Belgian logistical experts is in the US to assist in emergency response efforts.

Belgium is also one of 21 EU member states that have offered support to the hurricane victims. It is believed that thousands of residents have died from the effects of Katrina.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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