Private companies in Abu Dhabi are urged by authorities to conduct work from home on Monday, October 4, due to the cyclone Shaheen, which has made landfall in Oman on Sunday. The cyclone will move over the emirates on Monday, October 5.
“Private sector companies are urged to activate remote working on Monday, 4 October subject to business needs, and to minimize staff commuting,” an announcement from the Abu Dhabi Media Office read.
“Due to current weather conditions, further precautionary actions will be taken in Al Ain, including employees in government entities and companies to work remotely on Monday, 4 October. Access to Jebel Hafeet is closed, & Covid-19 testing and vaccination tents have been closed,” it added.
“All residents in Al Ain are urged to avoid leaving home unless for emergency. Authorities are working proactively around the clock to evaluate residential units in expected affected areas and transport families to safe locations until it is safe to return. The public is urged to be careful and cautious, and follow updates from official sources. For emergencies, call 999,” it further added.
According to the latest news, police are patrolling coastlines, wadis, and mountains. Residents have also been told to avoid these areas, and all schools, universities, and colleges that could be affected have moved temporarily to distance learning.
A National Centre for Meteorology forecaster said that the storm can reach winds speeds of between 120 and 140 kilometres per hour.
At least nine people have died after storms lashed parts of Oman and ira yesterday.