By Thursday 2am, Cyclone GONU would have skewed off completely off course and headed to the ocean water between Northern UAE and Southern Iran.
There has been various damage reports so far from friends, and relatives in the Muscat area reporting that the entire Qurum area has been flooded again, the walkway taking you towards the 'love road' has now entirely collapsed due to heavy rainfalls. In Khuwair, there has been a collapse of a sunshade over the cars by the wall toppling over them due to heavy downpour that is near the court. There is now no way in or out of the Qurum area even with the most powerful 4WD you own. The entire turning towards the Shatti Al Qurum on the service road from Madinat Qaboos has been totally flooded to the top.
Oman TV has lost it's power as well as some residents in the Madinat Qaboos area. So far no casualties or injuries have been claimed yet it is still unsafe to go out in the current weather.
It is predicted that the entire Al Wadi Al Kabir area has been flooded, too because of the heavy rains as it happened in last March's heavy downpour. There is still continued heavy rain and strong winds that would eventually die out soon enough according to images provided by the BBC World Service probably between 2am and 2pm Thursday.
CNN.com has posted another report on the situation, to read and watch the video also - click here.
To see the animated satellite images for Cyclone GONU, click here.
This is a video that has been uploaded on YouTube by an Omanforum user.
If you are in the Sultanate of Oman and cannot get the Oman TV signal, just switch onto 100Mhz FM - Shabab FM. They should have the latest updates.
Stay put, keep safe.
The way things are going now the eye of the storm is far far away from Muscat but we'll all experience moderate to light showers during the night. By morning time, everything would have cleared up.
If you are outside of Oman and worried over your loved ones, please call them up now since there has been loss in telecommunication and power in several parts of Muscat and the rest of the Sultanate.
We're going to survive..
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Posted by Sleepless In Muscat at 20:26