115 Omani stu­dents asked to leave states likely to be hit by Hur­ri­cane Florence in the US

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The Omani au­thor­i­ties said on Wed­nes­day that 115 stu­dents have been asked to leave North and South Carolina and mid-At­lantic states in the US likely to be hit by Hur­ri­cane Florence.

The stu­dents will be com­pen­sated for ex­penses in­curred dur­ing the evac­u­a­tion process, the Omani au­thor­i­ties an­nounced.

The Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion an­nounced on its Twit­ter ac­count that it is co­or­di­nat­ing with the Omani cul­tural at­taché in Wash­ing­ton for the evac­u­a­tion of th­ese 115 Omani stu­dents from the ar­eas likely to be af- fected by Hur­ri­cane Florence.

The min­istry has urged Omani stu­dents to move to safer ar­eas such as Florida.

Dr Talal al Balushi, cul­tural at­taché in Wash­ing­ton DC said, “We will bear car rental costs, in­ter­nal air­fares, ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion and food costs. All the ex­penses in­curred be­tween Septem­ber 11 and 16 will be borne by us. The stu­dents must ra­tio­nalise all ex­penses and re­tain bills.”

He has asked all Omani stu­dents in the af­fected ar­eas to con­tact it for any emer­gency at 5717220000.

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