UAE authorities warn residents as Tropical Storm Shaheen approaches

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have warned residents not to go to the beaches, coastal areas or the sea as Tropical Storm Shaheen approaches, according to a statement.

“As a precautionary measure and to ensure everyone’s safety, the public is prohibited from visiting beaches, valleys and lowlands during the upcoming weather events,” said Dr. Taher Al Ameri, spokesman for the National, Emergency, Crisis and Disaster of the UAE. Managing Authority (NCEMA).

The first meeting of the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team Level Two, related to natural disasters, took place Thursday to increase national preparedness for the storm that makes landfall.

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“We recommend everyone, especially those living in the eastern coastal areas, to follow all procedures and measures announced by the relevant authorities at the local level,” the authorities said at a news conference on Saturday.

According to forecasts from the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology, some eastern coastal areas of the country are expected to be affected from tomorrow, Sunday, October 3, through Tuesday, October 5, and the official spokesperson for the National Center of Meteorology will say more. details about it,” the emergency services statement said, according to a state-run news agency.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) said on Saturday that tropical Cyclone Shaheen is currently centered in the northwest Arabian Sea at 24.3 N and 60.9 E, and is forming from various cloud types accompanied by rainy convective clouds of varying degrees. intensity and strong winds on the Arabian Sea with a speed around the center of 116 to 150 km/h.

It added that the center of the cyclone is 440 km from the coast of Fujairah. The speed of the cyclone’s movement is 11 km / h in the direction of west – northwest.

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