US helps India by offering 100,000 dollars to recover from floods

October 08, 2009 07:33 PM

The US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer, announced that the United States will contribute 100,000 dollars as assistance to victims of the recent floods in southern and western India.

US Ambassador, passed the condolences message on behalf of the American people.

“The heart-breaking personal loss, the destruction of homes and property, and the loss of cattle and crops have been devastating,” the Ambassador said.

Ambassador Roemer expressed his grief to the families of those killed and those who stay homeless in the disaster.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this time of great loss and tragedy,” Roemer added.

Over the past seven years, the US has offered over $16 million for various disaster management activities in India.

In Andhra Pradesh, over 16,45,000 people have been affected by the floods and in Karnataka, the number of houses collapsed in the disaster is around 2,98,713.

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