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DC Mayor Rescinds Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Florence


D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Thursday rescinded the order declaring a state of emergency in the district after the Hurricane Florence shifted its track away from Washington.

“As Hurricane Florence moves away from majorly impacting the District, I have rescinded the state of emergency order,” Bowser tweeted.

On Tuesday, the mayor followed neighboring Virginia and Maryland jurisdictions and declared a state of emergency to prepare for the heavy rain and potential flooding forecast from Hurricane Florence.

However, approaching the U.S. East coast, Florence has weakened from category 4 hurricane to category 1. The storm might bring some rain to the region next week, but the impacts are not expected to be severe. High winds and storms will take place in Carolinas and coastal Virginia.

D.C. residents can visit for regular updates on the hurricane and also visit to receive updates on emergency information.

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