Cyclone approaches Oman coast, hitting sultanate with high winds and rain as child killed in flood waters
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A cyclone approached the coast of Oman on Sunday, hitting the sultanate with high winds and rain as a child was killed in flood waters.
The Indian meteorological department predicted that Cyclone Shaheen would hit Oman from the Arabian Sea on Sunday evening. He estimated the cyclone would cause wind gusts of up to 110 km / h (68 mph) as it approached Muscat, the country’s capital, where some people have been ordered to evacuate their homes.
Forecasters said the storm would weaken sharply after landing.
Oman’s state-run news agency said a child died in the floodwaters and another person was missing. The flights had stopped through the Sultanate, which sits at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula.
The neighboring United Arab Emirates also warned those in the east to prepare for the storm.