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Developments of Hurricane Shaheen.. Heavy torrents and mountain collapses in the cities of Oman


During the past hours, the Oman Authority witnessed the hurricane Shaheen's winds, and the coastal areas were subjected to bad weather, accompanied by the authorities' demand for residents to leave their homes and stay in the shelters announced by them, in order not to be affected by the effects of the cyclone, which the coastal cities in the Sultanate of Oman are now exposed to.


Video clips spread on social media platforms, in addition to other video clips published by the Oman News Agency, which show the bad weather that some cities in Oman are exposed to, and heavy rainfall in different parts of the Sultanate, especially the Wadi Al Kabir region in the Wilayat of Muttrah, and the Wilayat of Bowsher, Al-Wattia, Muttrah Beach, and many other marine areas in Oman.


The pioneers of social networking sites also shared clips of a partial mountain collapse in Al-Wattia in the Governorate of Muscat, due to heavy rains resulting from Hurricane Shaheen, in addition to other scenes of torrential rains running in the streets of Al-Wadi Al-Kabeer area in the Wilayat of Muttrah in the Governorate of Muscat, as well as clips of strong waves crossing the protection barrier. In Muttrah Beach, and up to the adjacent streets.


The Sultanate of Oman raised the state of maximum alert in preparation for the cyclone to reach the coasts of the country, and called on residents of coastal areas to leave their homes and stay in the shelters that it announced.


Sultan Haitham bin Tariq directed to provide everything that would preserve the safety of citizens and residents while the Sultanate was exposed to the effects of the tropical situation, Shaheen, during the extraordinary meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Management, Saturday, according to the Oman News Agency.


The Omani authorities warned residents on the coasts of the Sultanate, extending from South Al Sharqiah Governorate to Musandam Governorate, and estimated the wave height from 8 to 12 meters, with possible flooding and the extension of sea water to land in low areas.


Meanwhile, the Omani Ministry of Health has suspended the work of vaccination service centers in the various governorates of the Sultanate, with the exception of the governorates of Al Wusta and Dhofar, starting from tomorrow, Sunday, until further notice.

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