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Efforts stepped up to restore normalcy in South Batinah

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Muscat- Hamoud bin Muhammad al Mandhari, coordinator of the relief and shelter sector at the National Committee for Emergency Management (NCEM) that special shelters are in place in the South Al Batinah Governorate and will be used whenever the need arises.

The center in the Wilayat of Al-Awabi received two families on Monday and they left on Tuesday when the road path between the Wilayat of Al-Awabi and Nakhal was opened.

NCEM has conducted a field survey of some of the affected sites, which showed damages as water from the wadis entered homes leading to the collapse of boundary walls and fences in some places.

Dr. Rashid bin Hamad Al-Badi, Director of the Emergency Cases Management Center at the Ministry of Health, said the Wadi Bani Auf Health Center in Rustaq has been closed as a precaution against the power outage.

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Emergency medical cases will be treated by mobile medical teams, and in coordination, with the supporting agencies, patients will be transferred to Rustaq Hospital, if necessary.

Oman Meteorology has warned of thunderstorms and heavy rains of varying intensity, leading to flowing wadis, in areas around the Al Hajar Mountains and neighboring areas, the desert areas of Al Wusta and also in Dhofar.

The Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology (MTCIT) have warned the users of the Nakhal- Al Awabi road said that one of the bridges in the Al Hashiyah area has been damaged due to strong water pressure from the wadis.

The municipality department in Al-Awabi has stepped efforts to open a temporary road that will link the wilayats of Nakhal and Awabi and facilitate the movement of cars and individuals.

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