Learn about the latest developments of Cyclone Shaheen in the Sultanate of Oman

Hurricane “Shaheen” continued to sweep through the Omani territory, accompanied by winds of 116 km per hour, as the capital, Muscat witnessed heavy rain, which cut off movement in its streets. It also announced the rescheduling of all flights at its airport, and directed the authorities to evacuate several areas in the capital. and Al Dhahirah Governorate, for fear of flooding.
The capital, Muscat, according to the Oman News Agency, on Sunday, witnessed heavy rains due to Hurricane Shaheen, which caused the rescheduling of all flights there until further notice. The Omani Center for Emergency Management called for the evacuation of several areas in Muscat and Al Dhahirah Governorate, as it was expected that the rains would cause floods when they met with sea waves and the descending of valleys.
The center confirmed that 136 shelter centers have been equipped in the governorates that are expected to be affected by the hurricane, and that nearly 3,000 people have taken refuge in the shelters in the governorates. He also announced the death of a child after he was lost in water gatherings in the Wilayat of Al Amerat.
Some health institutions in the governorates of Muscat, North Al Batinah and Al Dhahirah were closed even after Tuesday as a precautionary measure.
The authorities have suspended movement in the streets of Muscat, except for the Muscat Expressway, and the movement of emergency and humanitarian cases will be allowed until the cyclone passes and its effects in the governorate end. The Omani Civil Defense responded to reports of people who were trapped by the rain in their vehicles in Muscat, where dozens of people were rescued during the operation, while the authorities announced on Sunday and Monday, a holiday for interests and schools.
The cyclone cut off major roads due to heavy rain and strong winds, and video footage showed torrential torrents that swept the roads in the Omani state of Muttrah.
The Omani Civil Aviation Authority issued the fourth warning about the tropical situation, and the warning stated that satellite images showed the cyclone moving towards the coasts of the Sultanate overlooking the Sea of ​​Oman, noting that the cyclone’s center is 80 km from Muscat, and the wind speed around the center is estimated at 135 km per hour.
In its previous warning, the Oman Civil Aviation Authority warned that the cyclone is likely to continue its movement towards the coasts of North Al Batinah Governorate, causing heavy rains that may lead to flooding of the valleys of the governorates of North and South Al Batinah, Muscat, Al Dhahirah, Al Buraimi, Al Dakhiliyah, and coastal areas of South Al Sharqiyah Governorate.
She confirmed that the sea will be very rough on the coasts of the Sultanate, extending from South Al Sharqiah Governorate to Musandam Governorate. The wave height is estimated at 8-12 meters. The authority called on everyone to take the utmost care and caution, not to risk crossing valleys, and to stay away from low places.
On Saturday, the Omani Ministry of Health called for activating the emergency plan to confront the possible effects of Hurricane Shaheen.
And the Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq, directed Saturday to provide “everything that would preserve the safety of citizens and residents”, while the Sultanate was exposed to the effects of the hurricane.


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