Muscat: The high alert that was issued in the Sultanate when Cyclone Mekunu struck has now been called off, the National Committee for Civil Defence (NCCD) announced.
Authorities also revealed that repair operations are currently underway. In a statement online, officials said, “NCCD announces the end of the readiness state in the national emergency management system. The sectors and main bodies shall continue repair operations and will provide the necessary resources for full recovery.”
Nearly 100 per cent of all repairs in Dhofar were completed within 192 hours, NCCD revealed.
Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Centre has issued statistics on how much it has accomplished in Dhofar as of June 4, 2018. According to officials, “The body has achieved 100 per cent completion on repairs related to roads, petrol stations, sewage and health.”
All the shelters in Al Wusta have been evacuated, while in Dhofar 99.3 per cent have been cleared. Furthermre, 95 per cent of water has been restored to cities and to the northern part of Dhofar, while 70 per cent has been restored in western areas.
Dhofar Power Company restored 98 per cent of its electricity, while 90 per cent of rural areas have regained electricity. As much as 95 per cent of waste has been cleared, while 98 per cent of telecommunication services have been restored.
The committee has commended the efforts of the National Emergency Management System, represented by the National Centre for Multi-Hazard Early Warning System, media institutions and civil defence subcommittees in the governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta. They also praised The Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Oman Police, the Public Authority for Civil Defence, government institutions, private sector institutions, NGOs and individuals for the efforts in providing assistance and support to help deal with the effects of the cyclone.
The committee also commended both residents and citizens for complying with the guidelines and advice issued by authorities.