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Rescheduled Flights And WFH For Residents In Oman Due To The Severity Of Cyclone Shaheen

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Rescheduled Flights And WFH For Residents In Oman Due To The Severity Of Cyclone Shaheen

Announced by the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) on Saturday, the tropical storm Shaheen intensified into a ‘category 1’ tropical cyclone and will be affecting regions in UAE and Oman. The storm has engulfed Oman’s coast and rainfall of various intensities as well as flash floods have ravaged parts of the country since.

Since the cyclone alert, Oman declared Sunday and Monday as holidays due to the extreme climate conditions being witnessed. The country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula has seen landslides, flooding, heavy winds and torrential rains since Saturday afternoon.

As a result, a number of flights to and from the Muscat International Airport were rescheduled

This is said to be the second tropical storm in recorded history to make way through the Gulf of Oman

The previous storm struck Muscat in 1890.

Educational institutions will operate as normal in Dubai, however, public schools in Hatta will shift to remote learning on Sunday and Monday

This was announced by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

Authorities are keeping an eye on the developments related to cyclone Shaheen and are taking all precautionary measures to keep the community safe

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM), has warned UAE residents to avoid beaches, valleys and coastal areas for the next 24 hours

In the UAE, the eastern coasts will be most affected by the tropical storm. Regions in Al Ain and Hatta are also expected to see light showers and strong winds until Tuesday, October 5

The UAE embassy in Oman warned Emirati citizens visiting or residing in the country to remain alert of the cyclone and to stay away from coastal areas and valleys

Emiratis in Oman are being advised to call 9999, +96824400000 or +97180044444 in case of any emergency.

High waves were witnessed on the Mutrah seaside promenade in Muscat on Saturday, October 2, as cyclone Shaheen hit parts of the country

 

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Authorities warned that strong wind speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour are expected

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