Oman – Flash Floods in Muscat After 56mm of Rain

Flash floods hit parts of Oman on 15 January, leaving residents and drivers stranded.

PACDA carried out rescues after flash floods in Muscat. Photo: PACDA Oman

Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority said that 56mm of rain was recorded in he capital, Muscat, 14 to 15 January 2020.

Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) was called on to rescue people stranded in cars or flooded homes in areas around the city. No deaths were reported, however dozens of people were treated for various injuries according to state broadcaster Oman TV.

Parts of neighbouring United Arab Emirates saw heavy rain and flooding from 09 January, 2020. One person died as a result of the heavy rain in Al Fahlain, Ras Al Khaimah, on 11 January.

Meanwhile across the Persian Gulf, wide areas of southern Iran remain under water after heavy rain caused flooding in Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. As of 14 January, 3 fatalities had been reported in Iran.

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