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Flood in Oman

Friday, 22 November 2013

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Date of Charter Activation:
22 November 2013
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of National Civil Defense and Ambulance General Authority of Oman
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Description of the event

Following days of heavy rain, which began on 15 November 2013, Oman has been subject to flooding in the northern and central parts of the country. One person has been reported killed in the flooding, and some northern areas lost power.

Officials and rescue teams have been responding to numerous cases, freeing trapped residents and motorists left isolated by the floodwaters. The government has advised caution to citizens, suggesting that they avoid travelling to the worst affected areas.

Though no damage or further injuries have been reported so far the rain is expected to continue for several more days, worsening the situation.