Heavy rain lashes Oman
Over 26 people were rescued from rising flood waters and vehicles stuck in overflowing wadis as rain lashed Muscat, Dhahirah, North Sharqiyah, North and South Batinah, on Sunday.
The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) said that thunderstorms will continue over most parts of Oman and will likely be accompanied by heavy rainfall leading to flash floods and overflowing wadis. ‘Sea waves will continue to remain between medium and rough state,’ it said.
Record rainfall in Ibri
PACA said that Ibri received the highest rainfall in the last 24 hours at 68mm, followed by 63.4mm in Ras al Hadd, 43.2mm in Rustaq, 30.8mm in Buraimi, 25.2mm in Yanqul, 23.8mm in Mudhaibi, 22.8mm in Liwa, 21.6mm in Al Sininah, 18.8mm in Sohar, 18mm in Dhank, 15.2mm in Al Ashkharah, 12.4mm in Ibra, 11.2mm in Qalhat, 11mm in Khabourah, 10.2mm in Saham, 10.2mm in Suwaiq, 8.4mm in Saiq, 7.6mm in Nizwa, 5.4mm in Sur and 4.2mm in Izki.
Eight persons were rescued by the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances (PACDA) and ROP teams after their vehicles got stranded in overflowing wadis in Dhahirah on Sunday.
A PACDA team rescued six persons from their vehicle which was swept away in a wadi in Dhank.
Civil defence teams also rescued two persons after their vehicles got stuck in Wadi Khadal and one from Wadi al Sabikhi in the wilayat of Ibri.
A family was rescued from Wadi al Sahtan and two persons were rescued by the ROP’s Aviation unit from Wadi Bani Ghafir in Rustaq and Dhank. Also, three persons were rescued in Ibri, and one each in Dhank and Al Hamra. The aviation unit of the ROP transferred two patients to Ibri Hospital.
In Dhahirah governorate, the ROP dealt with 54 cases of vehicles being swept away by rising floodwaters in many areas.
Ministry suspends evening classes
The Ministry of Education suspended evening classes at schools in all governorates of the sultanate, except Al Wusta and Dhofar on Sunday.