Tag: cyclone

    Cyclone Shaheen consequences: rare birds are visiting Oman. The country’s deaf community helps in the clean-up operation

    Cyclone Shaheen leveled properties and sent people in Oman running for shelter, but the destructive storm has left a pleasant surprise in its aftermath. Nature enthusiasts are delighting in the arrival of birds that do not usually visit the country, the National News states. Swathes of usually empty land are now filled with water, which […]

    Cyclone damage: Flood-proofing Oman’s infrastructure is key
    16 Oct 2021

    Experts stress importance of making Sultanate’s road and civil infrastructure “resilient” to climate-change impacts, Oman Observer states. As the Omani government sets about taking stock of the significant damage inflicted by Cyclone Shaheen across vast swathes of North and South Al Batinah governorates, there are calls by experts for current and future infrastructure projects to […]

    Oman assesses Cyclone Shaheen damage
    07 Oct 2021

    Oman has begun to clean up the damage left by Cyclone Shaheen, an operation that could cost the government millions of rials, The National News reports. Recovery crews and utility workers have started work after the severe storm killed at least 11 people, destroyed homes, damaged infrastructure, and forced more than 5,000 people into temporary […]

    UAE, Saudi Arabia on alert after Cyclone Shaheen hits Oman
    05 Oct 2021

    Cyclone Shaheen slammed into Oman on October 3 with ferocious winds and heavy rain, flooding streets, prompting evacuations from coastal areas and suspending some flights to and from the capital Muscat. Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have said precautionary measures are being taken and Saudi Arabia has called for caution in several regions after […]