June 8, 2023
Event: Based on information from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and local media, Tropical Cyclone Biparjoy is likely to intensify over the Arabian Sea in the next 24 hours. Although the CAA has not advised of a specific direct impact on the Sultanate of Oman, U.S. citizens are encouraged to review their personal emergency plans and make appropriate preparations out of an abundance of caution.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local news, weather forecasts, and social media
- Ensure that you have food, water, and flashlights
- Secure and/or remove outdoor furniture, bikes, toys, and plants
- Ensure that you have petty cash on hand
- Ensure that your vehicle has a full tank of gas
- Charge your personal devices
Flash flooding is common when it rains in Oman, especially in the surrounding areas of the mountains and wadis. U.S. citizens are advised to take precautions and avoid travel in these areas to the maximum extent possible when rain is forecasted.
The 24-hour emergency number for the Royal Oman Police is 9999. The U.S. Embassy is closed on weekends (Fridays and Saturdays), but Embassy staff can be reached in case of an emergency by dialing +968-2464-3400 (then press zero).
U.S. Embassy Muscat
Jamiat A’Duwal Al Arabiya Street,
Al Khuwair Area (Shatti Al-Qurum),
Muscat, OmanTel: +(968) 2464-3400; For after-hours emergencies, dial +968-2464-3400, and press zero.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Oman Country Information
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