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Hurricane Florence to hit US, Emiratis warned
September 12, 2018
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WASHINGTON: The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington has issued a travel advisory for Emiratis regarding bad weather conditions in the United States.

The embassy said, “UAE citizens in Virginia, North and South Carolina areas, Hurricane Florence may become a category 4 storm. Stay tuned to your local news for safety instructions.”

It also said, “Citizens in North and South Carolina, Hurricane Florence is approaching closer and gaining in strength.

It urged citizens to follow safety instructions and evacuation procedures, call +1-646-630-2575 for further assistance.

The embassy also issued contact numbers in case there is an emergency, it has urged Emiratis to call 911 for US authorities and contact the UAE embassy at +97180044444 for further assistance.

Hurricane Florence churned on Tuesday towards an Eastern Seaboard landfall as a million people were ordered to leave the coast and millions more prepared for what could be one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the region in decades.

This hurricane’s size is “staggering,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warned -- so wide that 12-foot seas are being pushed 480km ahead of its eye and entire states will be deluged for days. There was little change in Florence’s track during the 11am forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

Sustained winds were 215kph on Tuesday morning, but it remains a Category 4 storm and is expected to intensify to near Category 5 status as it slows over very warm coastal waters.

Agencies

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