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Weather: Search for four missing persons continues


Muscat: The rescue teams the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) continue to search for four missing persons as a result of flowing wadis in Sur and Jalan Bani Bu Ali in the South Sharqiyah Governorate.

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) cases of two children drowning after a rain near the homes of their relatives, one in Awqad in the Wilayat of Salalah and the other in the Wilayat of Jalan Bani Bu Hassan.

Oman Met has reported clouds of varying levels over most of the Sultanate, with continued rainfall of varying intensity in parts of the North al Batinah and Dhofar governorates.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued an alert on Friday for heavy thunderstorms with rains in the range of 30 mm to 120 mm until Saturday in most of the governorates of the Sultanate.

The authority clarified that rains will be concentrated in the governorates of Dhofar, Musandam, North al Sharqiyah, South al Sharqiyah, South al Batinah, North Al Batinah, Al Dakhiliyah, and Muscat, which will be accompanied by active winds as the sweeping valleys descend.

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) dealt with many reports related to the tropical situation, mostly from the South Sharqiyah Governorate.

Rescue teams from the Civil Defense and Ambulance Department in the South Sharqiyah Governorate evacuated 31 families from Sur Bilad region to safe places, and provide support and shelter.

During the day, over 60 vehicles drifting, stranded people, and vehicles cases were reported. A number of vehicles were also reportedly drowned in heavy rains.

ROP has activated the sub-committees of the emergency management committee in the governorates of South al Sharqiyah, Dhofar, Al Dakhiliyah, Al Dhahirah, and Muscat.

CAA asked citizens and residents to take caution during thunderstorms and avoid crossing valleys and stay away from entering places that are prone to floods. It urged fishermen and seafarers to check the sea condition before venturing into the sea.

The governorates of South al Sharqiyah, Muscat, Al Dakhiliyah, and the coastal areas of Dhofar will continue to receive rains in the coming hours.

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) said a family of five women, ten children, and a man were evacuated from Wadi Al Arbeieen in Quriyat.

The police confirmed that the police planes were moved to the rescue and evacuation from the place.

The police also stated that a vehicle was seized in the Tawi Hatim area in Al Kamil Wal Wafi, with a family of five people, including 3 children. The three children were rescued, and the deal is still underway to rescue the other two people.

A vehicle with two people was reported to be stranded Jalan Bani Bu Ali, and similar incidents were reported from Al Kamil Wal Wafi and Sur.

The Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority received a number of similar complaints despite the warnings.

The authority stated that these communications are currently being dealt with, calling on everyone to abide by and not risk crossing valleys and water gatherings.

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