UAE ready to limit effects of Shaheen: NCEMA

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 4 October 2021: Dr. Taher Al Ameri, Spokesman of the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), stressed that all authorities are fully prepared and undertaking all possible precautionary and preventive measures to mitigate the effects of tropical cyclone Shaheen.

During NCEMA’s media briefing on the cyclone, Al Ameri assured the public that all local teams have prepared the necessary procedures to protect residents in potentially affected areas, adding that occupational health and safety guarantees will be provided to all workers, such as ensuring the safety of buses used to transport them to and from work sites, in coordination with relevant authorities.

Al Ameri thanked the public for responding positively to yesterday’s media briefing and highlighted the importance of social responsibility to supporting the national efforts of all authorities.

“The National Center of Meteorology (NCM), in coordination with partners and relevant authorities, is monitoring the latest developments of the cyclone and studying its potential impact on the country. As announced yesterday, the latest developments in the Arabian Sea indicate it has turned into a first-class cyclone,” Al Ameri said.

The NCEMA Team Level Two, which is tasked with handling natural disasters, is continuing to monitor the readiness of all teams and ensuring all proactive measures are taken to maintain the safety of the public, he added, noting all emergency, crisis and local disaster teams have assessed the impact of Shaheen on various regions and announced relevant measures to mitigate its effects.

Al Ameri also pointed out that the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure established field teams responsible for immediately addressing the damage caused by the cyclone, and emergency response plans have been activated related to cleaning valleys and rain storm drains.

“We call on the public to follow developments from official sources and adhere to precautionary measures for their safety and the safety of their loved ones. As a matter of social responsibility, we note the significance of reporting any rainfall accumulation or damage caused by the cyclone, so concerned authorities can take the necessary action,” he affirmed.

Citizens in Oman

“Regarding Emirati citizens in Oman, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has communicated with them and provided all necessary information, and it was confirmed that those wishing to return to the country must undergo Covid-19 tests,” he added.