92 UAE nationals in Texas moved to safer places

WASHINGTON — As the super-storm Hurricane Rita is heading towards the US Coast, the UAE embassy here has evacuated 92 UAE nationals and a number of GCC nationals from areas most threatened by storms in the state of Texas.

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Published: Sat 24 Sep 2005, 10:40 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:21 PM

The embassy officials later visited UAE citizens under treatment in Houston hospitals, the health condition of whom make it difficult to evacuate them.

Al Asri Saeed Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the United States, said the evacuation was carried out on the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and close follow-up of Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

“The evacuees were taken to Fort Worth City as a precautionary measure until the danger is over,” said Al Dhaheri.

The embassy has set up an operations room in Texas and dedicated a toll-free international telephone line to receive calls and queries from UAE nationals based in areas threatened by the impending natural catastrophes.

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