Oman raises warnings against tropical storm

Oman raises warnings against tropical storm

 

Oman authorities have urged the people to exercise caution; amid warnings that a tropical storm can affect parts of the sultanate.

 

“Avoid parking your vehicle in low areas or near wadis during the [poor] weather condition,”

 

The Royal Oman police (ROP) said in an alert to the public.

 

“Taking the risk of crossing wadis is not advisable under such circumstances;” Brig. Mohammed Bin Salam, a ROP public relations official, said.

 

“There is a deterrent law against taking the risk of crossing the wadis.

 

”The ROP will not be lenient with persons putting their lives and those of others at risk,” he told Omani Shabiba FM.

 

 

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Violators are punished by a fine of OMR500 and three months in jail, according to the official.

 

Meanwhile, the ROP said it is prepared to tackle the tropical situation in the Arabian Sea; by deploying its forces in all areas expected to be affected.

 

This is to ensure swift response to consequences and stop people from going to risky places.

 

Further, Police Commands in Oman’s different governorates have been put on alert; mainly to handle complaints and coordinate with other agencies to restore basic services; if they are disrupted by the bad weather.

 

Also, in its latest alert on Saturday; Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) ruled out direct effects from the weather situation north of the Arabian Sea; off the coasts of Pakistan.

 

However, the latest weather chart analysis indicates that there are still chances of isolated rain.

 

Specifically, the sea state along the coastal areas of Oman Sea will be moderate with a maximum wave height of 2 metres, while the sea is expected to be rough along the Arabian Sea with a maximum wave height of 4 metres PACA added in a Twitter statement.

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