Saturday, 5 June 2010
Cyclone Phet - Aftermath
photo source (aleqt.com)
Cyclone Phet weakend from category 4 to 3 then further weakened into a tropical storm of category 1 when it hit the sharqiya (east) coast of Oman..
It was less powerful than the cyclone Gonu that hit Oman on 6/6/2007 but it still caused 24 deaths (one of them is a civil defence personnel who was killed while trying to rescue a family in Muscat) and devastating conditions specially in areas such as Sur, Masirah, Al ashkhara and Qurayat where people were evacuated and fleed their flooded houses..We were not much affected al hamdulilah in Muscat and the other regions but the rain poured all over the sultanate of Oman..
The above photos' source is http://www.roo7oman.com/vb/showthread.php?t=169136&page=2
Just to mention that Oman had a financial loss of over 25 billion dollars when cyclone gonu hit its coast on 2007...