Tropical Cyclone Shaheen killed at least three people as it slammed Oman on Sunday with ferocious winds and heavy rain, flooding streets, prompting evacuations from coastal areas and delaying flights to and from the capital, Muscat.
When its eye crossed land, the cyclone was carrying winds of between 120 and 150 km per hour (75-93 mph). It was throwing up waves of up to 10 meters (32 feet).
This is only the second cyclone in modern record to enter the Gulf of Oman…
As the cyclone approached, a child who had been swept away by water was found dead and another person was missing. Two Asian workers were killed when a hill collapsed on their housing area in an industrial zone.
Video footage from local broadcasters showed vehicles submerged as people tried to make their way through muddy brown floodwater.
Part of the eyewall of the storm, where the most severe weather occurs, had entered Al Batinah South governorate, the state news agency said. The eye also entered between the states of Musanah and Suwaiq.
Massive rainfall of as much as 500 cm (20 inches) was expected in some areas, potentially causing flash floods.
Cyclones steadily lose their power once they stop travelling over ocean waters and Shaheen was downgraded to a tropical storm after it had hit land.
The national emergency committee said the power supply would be cut in al-Qurm, east of the capital, to avoid accidents. More than 2,700 people were put up in emergency shelters.
Most of the oil-exporting country’s five million people live in and around Muscat. Authorities said roads in the capital would be open only to vehicles on emergency and humanitarian journeys until the storm dies down.
Precautions in UAE, Saudi Arabia
In the United Arab Emirates, authorities said precautionary measures were being taken. Police officials were moving to ensure safety by conducting security patrols near beaches and valleys where torrential rains were expected.
Government and private sector employees in the city of Al Ain on the border with Oman have been urged to work remotely on Monday and authorities called on residents to avoid leaving home except for emergencies, the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office said.
“Authorities are working proactively around the clock to evaluate residential units in expected affected areas and transport families to safe locations until it is safe to return,” it said.
Saudi Arabia’s civil defence authorities called for caution in several regions from Monday to Friday in expectation of high winds and possible flooding, the state news agency reported. [Reuters]
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Well, the Arabian Civil Defense saved more people from certain death. That is hard work. Flash floods are no joke, and a rare cyclone/tropical storm must have strapped resources tight. Good work, men!
Now, the massive cleanup, with a big job to restore order and resume commerce.
This guy probably saved a bunch of lives. Now he took the vax, and he is paralyzed! Four children too. Wake up people!
Russel Brand vs. Gaystapo Nutmustard buttclown, don lemon.
F. cnn perverts.
Is anybody else embarrassed by this clown and the clown he is throwing shade to?
I feel like I am in a Felini movie. These morons have no idea how stupid they look. It’s embarrassing to America. France helped America when we broke free of the tyranical red coats, taxation without representation, French and Indian Wars. Long history to be unaware of —by our Nonce-in-chief.
World WAR 3 is begun Israel bombed the one of smaller nuclear facility in Iran. China put 77 Aircraft’s to go to Taiwan air space. US warns China to stop provoking Taiwan after Beijing sent 77 aircraft including nuclear bombers into island’s airspace: State Department says it has ‘rock solid’ commitment to protecting its ally
The US says China’s ‘provocative’ fly-overs risk potential ‘miscalculations’
Taiwan says China flew 39 planes above the island on Saturday alone
Among the planes were nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, Taiwan claims
Taiwan is a democratically governed island about 100 mi off the coast of China
China lays claim to it, but the island has been run independently since 1949
China has expressed anger over the recent AUKUS agreement to help Australia build nuclear submarines
Some also argue that the US’s recent withdrawal from Afghanistan has emboldened China to aggressively pursue its goals in the region https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10054557/U-S-condemns-provocative-Chinese-activities-near-Taiwan.html Islam ruined life of Billions in the world. Islam is religion of peace.
He says he is Catholic. They used to burn heretics at the stake, No?
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
The reporter was a shill. Nose is probably very brown, and not from melanin either. That’s the problem.with most so-called reporters these days. They don’t report.
HAARP IS VERY ACTIVE INDEED. We wish this cyclone goes to Bushehr nuclear and destroy it. We ask Israel sooner Bomb the hell of Ayatoolahs Iranian Americans , will vote 100 percent Donald Trump for USA first. Biden is going to destroy USA why he is not mobilising Military to empty the cargoes waiting to be disembark. They want shortage of food and other necessary to force all American to put mass vaccinations. JJ VAX now EU says it is causing multiple reactions in peoples we will stop it. VAX killed more people than hidden Enemy COVID? Islam is religion of peace with many Muslims are dissatisfied from 1400 years old outdated tyranny? Ayes ha is married to Mohamed was 6 years old?
Ayisha was age 6. That’s much too old for F. joe biden. /sarc