Cyclone Phet in Oman

but it looks as if its not as serious as Guno was

Cyclone Phet photo by NASA
Cyclone Phet photo by NASA

Cyclone Phet (it looks so large ) has cruised over north-eastern Oman creating floods in low lying areas and torrential wadis near the mountains .

Wadi Fanja on Friday afternoon - a mud coloured river from Cyclone Phet
Wadi Fanja on Friday afternoon – a mud coloured river from Cyclone Phet

 

Fortunately the intensity of the storm is less than Guno 3 years ago – and also every one in Oman knows what damage a storm can do so the tragic deaths – so far are less .

McDonalds in qurm
McDonalds in qurm

 

It looks as if the infrastructure in Muscat has held up better than before though in Quriyat on Friday there is no electricity – and perhaps Sur and Ras al Hadd will also have a similar problem

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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