Oman Daily Observer

Omani stu­dents in snow-bat­tered Texas safe and sound

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WASH­ING­TON: The Cul­tural At­taché’s Of­fice at Oman Em­bassy here said that Omani stu­dents in the Texas, partly over­whelmed by a win­ter storm, are safe and sound. The of­fice de­scribed the stu­dents’ con­di­tions as “good and re­as­sur­ing”.

In a state­ment to Oman News Agency (ONA), Dr Talal Mo­hammed al Balushi, Cul­tural At­taché at the Sul­tanate’s Em­bassy in Wash­ing­ton, said that the snow storm swept through the south­west­ern side of Texas and that the Univer­sity of North Texas is far from the cen­tre of the storm.

Dr Talal stressed that weather con­di­tions there are sta­ble, and he ad­vised Omani stu­dents to stick to the in­struc­tions is­sued by the univer­sity and US author­i­ties.

Mean­while, some 8.8 mil­lion peo­ple in Texas still had is­sues with their water sup­ply as of Sun­day evening, CNN quoted author­i­ties as say­ing, af­ter a record-break­ing freeze knocked out power sta­tions last week. Mil­lions of Tex­ans are still be­ing ad­vised to boil water be­fore us­ing, though all power plants were back on­line over the week­end and power had been re­stored to most homes as the weather re­turned to nor­mal.

 ?? — AFP ?? Con­gress­women help dis­trib­ute food at the Hous­ton Food Bank on Sun­day.
— AFP Con­gress­women help dis­trib­ute food at the Hous­ton Food Bank on Sun­day.

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