Heavy rain lashes Oman

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Res­cue op­er­a­tions

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.

Con­tin­ued on

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.

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