Posted: 12:15 am EDT
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At the DPB on April 27, the State Department said that Embassy Kathmandu remains open and the U.S. Embassy and the American Club continue to shelter U.S. citizens and their family members as well as dozens of non-Americans. There are reportedly about 85 U.S. citizens at the chancery and about 220 U.S. citizens at the American Club. The spokesman said he is “not aware of any significant damage, at least not that is impeding their [embassy’s] operations.”
Embassy Kathmandu staff is reportedly being supplemented with resources in the region “to better enable us to respond to – not only to the things concerning U.S. citizens, but also liaison coordination with the U.S. Government and such.” All of the American personnel at the embassy are accounted for. The embassy is continuing its efforts to account for all its local employees. Meanwhile, the DART and the search and rescue teams have arrived in country.
— USAID/OFDA (@theOFDA) April 28, 2015
— Peter W. Bodde (@AmbPeterBodde) April 28, 2015
— LACoFD (@LACo_FD) April 28, 2015