Guadeloupe declares natural disaster due to hurricane

(ORDO NEWS) — A natural disaster regime will be introduced in the French overseas department of Guadeloupe due to Hurricane Fiona, said French President Emmanuel Macron.

“After Hurricane Fiona, my thoughts are on Guadeloupe… A natural disaster will be declared and funds will be allocated for assistance,” Macron said on Twitter.

In addition, the president noted that a representative of the government will go to the overseas department.

Earlier, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Tropical Storm Fiona, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, has intensified into a hurricane.

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