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US Embassy reopens tomorrow, on standby to offer Hurricane Matthew assistance

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2016 | 10:00 PM

The United States Embassy in Kingston says it will resume routine consular services and other normal operations tomorrow.

The US Embassy had already advised that individuals who had non-immigrant visa interview appointments on the days the embassy was closed should visit its website and reschedule.

It had also said applicants who had immigrant visa appointments scheduled for those days would be contacted by the Consular Section and informed of their new appointment date.

Meanwhile, the US Embassy is extending sympathies and well wishes for all those affected by Hurricane Matthew in the region. 

The embassy says it has provided approximately $12.7 million to Jamaica to support emergency preparedness efforts.

It says this was done in coordination with a visiting team from the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) from the US Agency for International Development’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance.

DART Team Leader Tim Callaghan has applauded the government and in particular the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management for coordinating the response and putting Jamaica on a solid footing to respond to any impacts from Hurricane Matthew.

The US Embassy says it stands ready to assist with humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the region as requested.