UAE working to evacuate citizens from Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian

UAE working to evacuate citizens from Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Citizens advised to prepare for evacuation.

By Web Report

Published: Sat 31 Aug 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sat 31 Aug 2019, 8:15 PM

The United Arab Emirates Consulate General in New York has called upon the attention of all of the Emirati citizens who are currently in Florida.

A tweet on its official Twitter account, said that the authority is working to evacuate all UAE citizens ahead of Hurricane Dorian. It also communicated that if the citizens have not received a call from UAE officials, they should call the UAE Consulate General in New York (646) 630-2575 or the UAE Embassy at (202) 431-5530 immediately.
The consulate had earlier announced the evacuation of its citizens living in the US state of Florida due to the hurricane that is approaching the region.
The authorities said that all citizens will be evacuated ahead of Hurricane Dorian. They also advised them to prepare for the evacuation.
Hurricane Dorian has gained fearsome new muscle as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm, bearing down on the northwestern Bahamas early Saturday en route to Florida's east coast.
Millions of people in Florida, along with the state's Walt Disney World and President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, are in the potential crosshairs of the hurricane. Forecasters say Dorian, which had top sustained winds of 140 mph (225 kph) Friday night, will threaten the Florida peninsula late Monday or early Tuesday.
But the National Hurricane Center in Miami cautioned that its meteorologists remain uncertain whether Dorian would make a devastating direct strike on the state's east coast or inflict a glancing blow. Some of the more reliable computer models predicted a late turn northward that would have Dorian hug the Florida coast.

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