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109 rescued, 108 emergencies reported in Oman

10 Mar 2024 Rains in Oman: 109 rescued, 108 emergencies reported

Muscat – The latest forecast and analyses of the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Centre indicate that the impact of the current weather disturbance will ease off from Monday with chances of isolated rain over the governorates of South Sharqiyah, Al Wusta and coastal Dhofar. 

Moderate to heavy rains were witnessed in several governorates over the past three days and authorities rescued 109 people. A total of 108 emergencies were reported and dealt with across several governorates. 

The National Committee for Emergency Management (NCEM) announced that a total of 39 people were rescued in 24 hours from Saturday to Sunday in different parts of the sultanate.

In a statement, NCEM said that of the 108 emergency cases, one was in South Batinah, two in Dhahirah, three each in Muscat, North Batinah and Dakhliyah, and ten in Buraimi. 

On Sunday, Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) announced that nine people were rescued from a sinking boat off Al Ghubra beach in Bausher.  

‘A CDAA team reached the spot as soon as it received the distress call. All nine rescued are in good health,’ it stated. 

On Sunday, Royal Oman Police (ROP) closed the Amerat-Bausher road due to damage caused by rains. ‘The road has been closed until further notice. Commuters are advised to use alternative roads,’ ROP stated.

According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), sporadic rains lashed several governorates in the last three days. ‘A number of wadis overflowed. There was low cloud cover and fog over various parts of the sultanate. A number of villages in the wilayat of Nizwa in Dakhliyah witnessed sporadic rains on Sunday that led to overflowing wadis.’

Data collected from the rain monitoring stations of Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources from Friday to Sunday morning showed that Ibri recorded the highest rainfall – 110mm.

Khasab (90mm), Sinaw (80mm), Adam (80mm), Al Qabil (75mm), Nizwa (68mm) and Mahdah (64mm) were other areas where significant precipitation was recorded. 

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