UAE consulate warns Emiratis in America against tornadoes in Florida and Georgia

The UAE Consulate in New York City has advised its citizens particularly those who are living in down south of America to be cautious of the severe tornadoes that have hit Florida and Georgia.

Storm clouds approach emergency crews at the scene of a house cut in half by a tornado near where seven people were killed outside Adel, Georgia. Mark Wallheiser / EPA
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ABU DHABI // Emiratis in the United States have been warned about the tornadoes that have hit Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

On Monday, the UAE Consulate in New York advised its citizens, particularly those living in the southern east coast area, to pay attention to local news reports and adhere to official advice issued by authorities.

At least 18 people have been killed after the storms tore though the southeastern United States.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported extensive damage in some parts of Georgia, with felled trees and downed power lines.

In case of emergency, the UAE consulate said Emiratis should call local emergency services or contact the embassy.

5. For the latest updates, visit the National Weather Service (NOAA) Storm Prediction Center at

*with reporting from Agence France-Presse