UAE evacuates citizens from Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian
01 Sep 2019
People disembark the aircraft in Washington, DC.
The UAE mission in the US has successfully evacuated Emiratis and Arab nationals from Florida ahead of the Hurricane Dorian.
The Embassy of the UAE in Washington, DC team received 70 evacuees on a charter plane after departing from Miami ahead of Hurricane Dorian scheduled to hit landfall.
Amongst the evacuees were a number of GCC nationals and a UAE resident of Indian origin whom will be escorted along with the rest to an accommodation in Washington DC.
Hurricane Dorian roared towards the Bahamas as the island chain braced for a devastating direct hit, before the monster storm churns up the US coast from Florida towards the Carolinas.
The National Hurricane Centre said Dorian would "move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday" but exactly where — and how hard — it will strike the US coast looked uncertain after the storm-shifted course.