UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The headquarters of the United Nations is going to be closed for at least one day because of an expected hurricane, according to a statement issued to the press here on Sunday by the UN spokesperson's office.
"Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, United Nations offices in New York will be closed on Monday, 29 October 2012," said the statement.
The statement also noted that all meetings scheduled for Monday at the UN headquarters have been canceled.
"The closure may be extended to Tuesday, 30 October 2012," it added.
The United States on Sunday is bracing for the impact of an incredibly large Hurricane Sandy, which could affect a big portion of the East Coast, bringing flooding and gale force winds from mid- Atlantic to New England.
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