Location: Southern Oman; possible heavy rains country-wide.
Event: According to the Government of Oman, Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is currently projected to make landfall in southern Oman in the late afternoon hours of May 25 or early morning May 26. Residents of coastal areas in and around Salalah have been evacuated further inland. Expect heavy rains and strong winds with possible flooding, mudslides, power outages and difficult travel conditions in southern Oman. Expect increased rainfall levels, winds, and possible flooding throughout the country.
Actions to Take:
* Avoid travel to affected areas until the storm has dissipated.
* Monitor the local news for updates.
* Seek secure shelter.
Visit the Joint Typhoon Warning Center and Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) websites for updated storm tracking information.
U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman
+968 2464 3400
Royal Oman Police
(dialing within Oman) 9999 or 112
State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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