NEW DELHI, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- India said on Saturday that it is constantly monitoring the situation in the aftermath of the deadly hurricane Irma hitting North American countries and doing its best to provide all help to its affected nationals there.
The Indian External Affairs Ministry said that its missions in Venezuela, the Netherlands, France and the United States are in touch with local authorities in the affected countries to give all possible assistance to Indian nationals there.
"Our missions in Venezuela, the Netherlands, France and the United States are constantly monitoring the situation following destruction due to hurricane Irma," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
"They (Indian missions) are in constant touch with the Indian diaspora affected by Irma and with local government officials to provide all possible assistance," he added.
Hurricane Irma, a category five storm which pounded the Bahamas before making landfall in Cuba's Camaguey Archipelago late Friday night, has now been moving towards Florida in the United States. It claimed the lives of at least 19 people on the Caribbean islands.