Muscat – The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) has affirmed its readiness to deal with the effects of the weather disturbance, which the sultanate is currently experiencing.
Since the beginning of the inclement weather, the authority has been in a state of alert having activated operational plans for evacuation, search and rescue, and strengthened manpower at its centres.
CDAA stated that it has identified areas in all governorates that are expected to be affected by the adverse weather to respond and deal directly with emergency situations. ‘Arrangements have been made to secure dangerous sites, and spread awareness on the guidelines to follow in emergency situations.’
CDAA said it has also ensured the readiness of the search and rescue department and the department dealing with accidents of hazardous materials. ‘The authority has coordinated and communicated directly with the two departments to unify response efforts and deal with all reports and requests for help.’
The authority, represented by the department dealing with accidents of hazardous materials, called on companies and institutions working in the field to ensure materials are kept in a safe environment to avoid any impact of the weather disturbance.
CDAA urged all to be vigilant and not risk crossing wadis, especially overflowing wadis, and stay away from low lying areas.