UAE safe as Cyclone Shaheen weakens, says weather body - GulfToday

UAE safe as Cyclone Shaheen weakens, says weather body


A SUV makes it way through a flooded street as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat, Oman, on Sunday. Reuters

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE emergency authorities on Monday announced that the Cyclone Shaheen has subsided and its impact on UAE is minimal.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said during a media briefing, “We announce the end of the tropical Cyclone Shaheen.”

The authorities praised the readiness and preparedness of all national and local teams to handle the situation.

Oman authorities also said that Cyclone Shaheen weakened on Monday but left a trail of devastation across the country.

Seven more people died in Oman from their impact of Shaheen.


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The UAE authorities said, “We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the communities in the UAE for their response and cooperation with all instructions issued by the concerned authorities, which aim to ensure their health and safety.”

Cyclone-ShaheenCars are seen abandoned on a flooded street as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat. Reuters

The weather body all parties were at a high degree of readiness and preparedness to deal with the tropical situation, as all national capabilities were harnessed for any emergency.

The national system for emergency, crisis and disaster management always works according to a proactive strategy based on predicting the worst expected scenarios, with the aim of ensuring everyone's readiness and harnessing all national capabilities.

Shaheen4-CycloneFlooded streets are seen as Cyclone Shaheen makes the landfall in Oman's capital on Sunday. AFP

The authorities said 8 national plans and 31 local plans were activated with the participation of 20 national authorities and 82 local authorities, with the aim of strengthening the work of the response

Shaheen3CycloneStreets are flooded as Cyclone Shaheen makes the landfall in Muscat. Reuters

The authorities said, “We confirm that monitoring and follow-up operations are continuous and around the clock to follow up on all events, warn of any expected risks, and develop all possible and safe solutions in order to ensure the safety of society in all its categories.”

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