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Foreign Ministry advises Emiratis in US East Coast to be vigilant as US braces for hurricane Sandy

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Foreign Ministry has appealed to UAE citizens currently present in areas on the US East Coast to exercise utmost caution as the State of Virginia, and other areas like Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South New England were bracing for epic hurricane Sandy.

Issa Abdullah Al Kalbani, Director of UAE Citizens’ Department at the Ministry, said Emiratis were advised to heed safety instructions given by US local authorities.

He added that the Ministry in coordination with the Embassy in Washington has launched a 24-hour operations room to follow up conditions of citizens, communicate with them and to provide them with necessary instructions for their own safety.

In case of any emergency, citizens were asked to call the following hot lines: UAE Embassy in Washington (0012024315530), UAE Mission in New York (0012123710480) and Ministry operations room (0097122222000).