Menendez Statement On The Flooding In The Philippines, The Worst In 40 Years

Menendez Statement On The Flooding In The Philippines, The Worst In 40 Years

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee in charge of Foreign Assistance, issued the following statement on the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana, which has killed 277 people, displaced over 100,00 residents, and devastated Greater Manila:

"I am deeply saddened by the devastation and the loss of life that Tropical Storm Ketsana has brought to thousands of Filipino families in Manila. I share the concerns held by members of New Jersey's vibrant Filipino community," said Senator Menendez. "As a nation, we stand ready to assist in the rescue and recovery operations. As the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee in charge of foreign assistance, I stand ready to use my position to help. My thoughts and prayers are with these families and the families of the 23 people also killed by the storm in Vietnam. It is my hope that the displaced families and all of the affected residents begin to see a ray of hope as international relief efforts continue."

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