Pakistanis safe in Washington metro area in face of storm | Pakistan Today

Pakistanis safe in Washington metro area in face of storm

Washington metro area experienced some pounding winds Monday night, largely escaped the fury of Sandy, a hurricane of historic proportions, which has caused extensive damage and more than two dozen deaths in several areas along the US east coast including New Jersey and New York.
The Pakistani embassy and Pakistani-American activists Tuesday said like other citizens in the area members of the community remained safe. There were no reports of any harm to anyone in the Pakistani community by Tuesday afternoon in the region including D.C., Virginia and Maryland, community activists said .
The tree-uprooting storm, however, caused power outages in several areas and flooding at some low-lying parts, while schools and several private businesses and public offices remained shuttered for the second day.
The hurricane had subsided into a storm by Tuesday morning, officials said.
A spokesman for the Pakistani embassy in Washington said the embassy in close coordination with our Consulate General in New York took a number of steps to stay in touch with expatriate Pakistanis and members of Pakistani diaspora in the affected States.

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