Clean-up works un­der way in ar­eas af­fected by high tides; shel­ters set up

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Oman Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Cen­tre (ONEMC) and Pub­lic Author­ity for Civil De­fence and Am­bu­lances (PACDA) along with mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in var­i­ous gov­er­norates have taken mea­sures to deal with the ef­fects of the high waves caus­ing flood­ing.

Elec­tric­ity has been dis­con­nected in Asi­lah in the wilayat of Jalaan Bani Bu Ali and Al Sawadi in Barka due to the tidal wave.

Emer­gency shel­ters have been set up in some schools in Duqm, such as Bahr al Arab School, Ras Madrakah School, Zohr School and the Gen­eral Coun­cil. In Al Jaser, the cen­tres are in the Kohl School, Al Lakbi School, Sauqara and Al Khadhra School in Al Wusta.

ONEMC in co­op­er­a­tion with PACDA has also set up shel­ters in Masirah Is­land in the Masirah School for Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion, Al Muhal­lab bin Abi Safra School and Mashael al Elm School in South Shar­qiyah.

Emer­gency op­er­a­tions cen­tre

The Min­istry of Health (MoH) has ac­ti­vated its emer­gency op­er­a­tions cen­tre to en­sure smooth func­tion­ing of health ser­vices in Al Wusta, South Shar­qiyah and Dho­far gov­er­norates.

MRMWR clean-up

The Min­istry of Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and Wa­ter Re­sources (MRMWR), rep­re­sented by its gen­eral di­rec­torates and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties has taken the nec­es­sary mea­sures to deal with the im­pact of the trop­i­cal sit­u­a­tion.

The South Shar­qiyah Mu­nic­i­pal­ity has flushed out wa­ter from res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hoods, roads and pub­lic sites, open cul­verts in the wilayat of Sur and con­structed sand bar­ri­ers to pre­vent sea wa­ter from in­un­dat­ing cit­i­zens’ houses in Ras al Hadd.

The Jalaan Bani Bu Ali Mu­nic­i­pal­ity is also con­tin­u­ing with its ef­forts to re­move waste from the seashores. A lot of waste items are be­ing washed ashore by high waves due to the trop­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the wilayat of Masirah.

The North Bati­nah Mu­nic­i­pal­ity is also play­ing its part in open­ing roads and flush­ing out the ac­cu­mu­lated wa­ter us­ing the nec­es­sary ma­chin­ery and equip­ment. In Sa­ham, mu­nic­i­pal work­ers re­lo­cated some fam­i­lies from their homes as sea wa­ter gushed into their homes in Abu al Dharous area.

The mu­nic­i­pal de­part­ments in the gov­er­norates of South Bati­nah and Mu­san­dam also worked to mit­i­gate the ef­fects of the cy­clonic sit­u­a­tion by open­ing dam­aged roads and re­mov­ing dust and de­bris.

MRMWR has al­lo­cated emer­gency cen­tres and num­bers to deal with the trop­i­cal sit­u­a­tion. The hot­line num­bers are 24600700/24299999 and fax num­ber: 24692569.

(Sup­plied pho­tos)

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