Cyclone 'Shaheen' forces closure of several areas in Oman's Al Dhahira

MENA , Sunday 3 Oct 2021

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen bore down on Oman on Sunday, prompting authorities to evacuate several areas in Oman's Al Dhahira governorate.

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High waves break on the sea side promenade in the Omani capital Muscat on October 2, 2021, as the Shaheen tropical storm hits the country. AFP

 Head of the National Center for Management of Emergencies Mohamed Al Hashami said the center issued a warning on evacuating some areas in the governorate as they are located under the sea level and might be flooded by heavy rains.

Omani authorities issued decisions to delay flights to and from the capital, Muscat, and to urge residents to evacuate coastal areas.

The Omani News Agency reported on Sunday that heavy rain fell in the Governorate of Muscat due to cyclone “Shaheen”, while the Omani Emergency Situations Management Center reported that the wind speed reached 135 km per hour, and that the wind speed associated with the cyclone is unprecedented

 

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