PACDA evac­u­ates over 300 peo­ple; ROP de­ploys teams for dis­tress calls

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Civil De­fence and Am­bu­lances (PACDA) evac­u­ated more than 300 peo­ple in Dho­far gover­norate over the week­end in the wake of trop­i­cal storm Luban.

Of these, 205 peo­ple were evac­u­ated by the civil de­fence team from Hasik in the wi­layat of Sadah and 102 from Mir­bat. The evac­uees were shifted to safe places, PACDA tweeted.

In an­other tweet, PACDA stated that in co­op­er­a­tion with the Sadah Po­lice Sta­tion, its team res­cued the crew of a boat con­sist­ing of eight per­sons af­ter it got stuck be­tween rocks due to high waves.

PACDA has called on peo­ple to be cau­tious of over­flow­ing wadis and rocks fall­ing onto roads es­pe­cially af­ter some sec­tions were blocked in the Hasik-Had­been-Sadah Road in Dho­far re­cently. The Direc­torate Gen­eral of Po­lice Avi­a­tion has de­ployed search and res­cue teams to at­tend to dis­tress calls dur­ing trop­i­cal storm Luban, ROP tweeted. It has also set up shel­ter homes for peo­ple from low-ly­ing ar­eas.

The ROP also tweeted that it trans­ported es­sen­tial sup­plies to var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Dho­far.

Mean­while, the Royal Army of Oman, rep­re­sented by the 11th In­fantry Bri­gade in Dho­far, car­ried es­sen­tial sup­plies to ware­houses in the wilay­ats of Rakhyut, Dalk­out, Sadah and Shaleem in Dho­far for those who might be af­fected by the storm.

The Direc­torate Gen­eral of Health Ser­vices in Dho­far an­nounced that all pa­tients in the Sul­tan Qa­boos Hospi­tal (SQH) were shifted to the Sul­tan Qa­boos Hospi­tal Heart Cen­tre and Armed Forces Hospi­tal in Salalah last Thurs­day. It added that dial­y­sis ser­vices con­tin­ued to be de­liv­ered at the Dial­y­sis Unit of SQH on Thurs­day and Fri­day. Af­ter­wards, the dial­y­sis cases would be re­ceived at the SQH Heart Cen­tre.

(Sup­plied pho­tos)

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