Kuwait embassy in US warned Kuwaiti residents, students and visitors in western Florida and south of Georgia and Alabama, among other areas falling in the line of the expected Hurricane Michael, were urged to take necessary precautions ahead of the projected Category III storm.
In a statement, Kuwait’s embassy in Washington said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans for the impacts of the storm on Kuwaitis receiving college education or specialised healthcare in the area.
Michael, which could have “potentially catastrophic” effects on parts of the southeastern US, is predicted to be the strongest hurricane to have hit Florida’s Gulf Coast in 13 years when it makes land impact in two days.
The embassy went to underline the need to abide by guidelines and instructions issued by local state authorities during the storm.
In the event of an emergency, the following 24-hour hotlines were provided: Kuwait Embassy: +1(202)262-0758 Kuwait Cultural Office: +1(202)364-2104 Kuwait Medical Office: +1(202)320-2415 Military Office: +1(202)818-0666.
Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leaving 5 people dead before it was downgraded to a tropical storm.
Hurricane Florence made landfall in the US state of North Carolina early on Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripping apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain.
The storm surge had reached seven feet on Emerald Isle, N.C., and could climb as high as 11 feet elsewhere. Almost 500,000 people have lost power in North Carolina.
Washington: The Kuwaiti embassy in Washington has advised Kuwaiti Citizens in coastal areas threatened by hurricane Florence to leave these areas if their stay is unnecessary.
An embassy statement called on Kuwaiti citizens to take precautions and necessary measures to ensure their safety.
The embassy added in the statement that in coordination with the technical offices, the embassy is making contingency plans to deal with the consequences of the hurricane on patients and students in those areas.
The embassy stressed that while wishing security and safety for all, it stresses the need to follow the instructions and directives issued by the local American authorities to cope with these storms and ensure their safety.
In this regard, the Embassy urged citizens and students to continue communicating with it in case of any emergency on these following hotline numbers:
Kuwait Embassy Emergency Number: +12022620758
Cultural Office Emergency Number: +12023642104
Ministry of Health Emergency number: +12023202415
Military Office Emergency number: +12028180666
Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security cabin but causing no casualties, police reported, The attack coincided with a deepening row between Ankara and Washington over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey.
Chicago: The Federal Aviation Administration said two United airplanes were damaged when one plane clipped the wing of another plane on the tarmac at O’Hare International Airport Wednesday afternoon, Both planes sustained left wing damage, No injuries were reported and officials at O’Hare said the incident did affecting air travel other than the flights of the two planes involved, Passengers were boarded onto another plane within about an hour.
Singapore: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a “comprehensive” document on Tuesday following a historic summit in Singapore aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Before signing what Trump described as a “comprehensive letter”, Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting “and decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change.” Trump said he had formed a “very special bond” with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different.
“People are going to be very impressed and people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very dangerous problem for the world,” Trump said. Asked whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump said: “Absolutely, I will.”