Cyclone Shaheen: Ban on beaches, wadis, lowlands

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 3 October 2021: The National, Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), has affirmed the readiness of all state agencies to monitor weather conditions, and follow up on the latest developments of the tropical cyclone ‘Shaheen’.

This came at a media briefing wherein Dr Taher Al Ameri, the spokesman for the NCEMA, said that the UAE is noted for its proactive approach in crisis management. He urged the public not to visit beaches and valleys during the upcoming period.

“As a precautionary measure and to ensure the safety of everyone, it is prohibited for the public to visit beaches, valleys and lowlands during the upcoming weather conditions,” he added.

He noted that NCEMA teams are considering moving to distance learning instead of the face to face system in schools and universities depending on the weather conditions in each emirate.

He called on the public to exercise caution in such weather conditions, and take information from official sources only to avoid legal responsibility.

The spokesman urged those living in the eastern coastal areas, to follow all procedures and measures as announced by the competent authorities at the local level.

“The competent authorities, in coordination with the National Center of Meteorology, are following up on the tropical situation, its movements, and the extent of its impact on various regions of the country. It is expected, according to the forecasts of the National Center for Meteorology and Seismology, that some eastern coastal regions of the country will be affected from tomorrow, Sunday, October 3, until Tuesday, October 5, and the official spokesman for the National Center of Meteorology will give more details about it,” he said.