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