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