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16 oct. 2018 | 08h00 UTC

Yemen/Oman: Luban leaves one dead, 100 injured as of Oct. 15 /update 3

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Cyclone Luban brings heavy rain to Yemeni-Omani border region, leaving one dead and 100 others injured as of October 15; flooding and infrastructure damage reported; Mahrah governor declares state of emergency

TIMEFRAME expected from 15/10/2018, 12h00 until 19/10/2018, 11h59 (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Oman, Yemen, Hadramaut (Yemen), Socotra, Al-Mahrah province

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Event

Cyclone Luban hit the eastern Yemen governorate of Mahrah, killing one person and injuring around 100 others as of Monday, October 15. The storm hit on Sunday, bringing up to torrential rain to Mahrah and Oman's Dhofar governorate and flooding large areas. A local Yemeni spokesman stated that infrastructure, including power stations and telecommunication facilities, and 150 homes were damaged from the storm by winds gusts of up to 110 km/h (68 mph) and floodwater. Around 50 people were reportedly trapped by floodwater as of Monday. The Mahrah governor declared a state of emergency and called on international aid to assist in disaster relief efforts.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate continued flooding and power and transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and floodwaters may contain wastewater and chemical products.

 

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