Flood Rescues in Oman Amid Deadly Cyclone

Oman’s National Committee for Emergency Management said police, the air force and other agencies were involved in rescues on October 4 as flooding from Cyclone Shaheen swamped parts of the country.

Footage here, released by the committee, shows a helicopter rescue in the coastal town of Suwaiq, west of Muscat, and in the nearby Al Khaburah. Another clip shows a digger involved in rescuing a person from a vehicle that got swept away in floodwaters in Dhank.

Early on October 4, local authorities in Oman changed Shaheen’s status from a cyclone to a tropical storm, and later to a depression. An update in the early afternoon said the “direct effects” of the storm were over.

At least 13 people were reported to have been killed in Oman and Iran due to the storm. Credit: National Committee for Emergency Management via Storyful

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