President Mohamed Morsy has instructed Ayman Ali, presidential adviser on expatriate Egyptian affairs, to communicate with the Egyptian community in the US in the wake of Sandy, one of the largest storms to the hit the eastern seaboard.
Morsy has also expressed his condolences to the American people, presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali said in a statement on Facebook. At least 40 people have been reported killed due to the storm.
Egyptian Ambassador to the US Mohamed Tawfiq said the Embassy is making every effort to ensure that Egyptians in the US are safe and well.
The ambassador said that the Embassy has contacted mosques, churches and other areas where Egyptians gather and that no deaths have been reported among the expatriate community. He also said the Embassy is receiving updates from the Egyptian Consulate in New York City.
There are more than 318,000 Egyptians residing in the US.