Oman Rains: CDAA receives 118 emergency reports


Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) Operations Center receives number of reports during extreme weather conditions

Muscat: The Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) Operations Center received a number of reports of people being detained after they crossed valleys as they flowed in various governorates. It evacuated people from a private medical center and transferred them to Saham Hospital in the North Al Batinah Governorate while the atmosphere of the Sultanate of Oman was exposed to the low air pressure.

Colonel Mubarak bin Salem Al Araimi, Acting Chairman of the Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority, explained that the Authority has activated the operational plan related to weather conditions, in addition to activating the Emergency Management Center to follow up on developments in the depression and reports received by the Authority’s centers in the various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman.

The Acting Head of the Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority indicated that the Authority worked to strengthen its centers with manpower and special equipment to deal with possible reports resulting from exceptional weather conditions, and deployed field teams in various governorates to secure sites, raise awareness and provide guidance.

He stated that the teams had dealt with (118) reports since the beginning of the situation, including (35) reports about people being detained in valley streams while they were crossing in vehicles, two reports about people being detained in buildings as a result of high rain water levels, and an incident of (3) children being swept away in Wadi Bani Ghafer. In the Wilayat of Rustaq, in addition to (80) reports dealt with by fire, rescue and ambulance teams, and other reports of a humanitarian nature, where the number of people dealt with by the Authority’s teams reached (203) people, most of them in the North Al Batinah Governorate.

Colonel Mubarak bin Salem Al Araimi, Acting Chairman of the Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority, called on everyone to follow safety instructions during and after rain, and to monitor children and keep them away from valley streams and water bodies in order to preserve the safety of lives.

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