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US capital under state of emergency for Hurricane Florence

AFP  |  Washington 

The US capital declared a state of emergency Tuesday as Hurricane bears down on the US East Coast, threatening torrential rain and flooding in the region.

told a conference the emergency was "effective immediately" and that the measure "ensures that we will have the resources we need to prepare for "

More than a million coastal residents have been ordered to leave their homes ahead of the storm's projected arrival on Thursday, with emergencies already declared in the states of North and South Carolina, and

The 15-day emergency signed by Bowser noted that was "forecasted to produce high winds, rainfall and storm surge" with "serious widespread effects in the region."


The last time the US capital declared a state of emergency was in January 2016 when a winter storm dubbed "Snowzilla" blanketed the capital and its region in knee-deep snow.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 21:45 IST
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