SOCOTRA, 26th May, 2018 (WAM) -- The first UAE relief plane carrying 40 tonnes of humanitarian and food aid arrived on Saturday in Socotra, Yemen.
The assistance is provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, to the population of the island that was struck by Cyclone Mekuno, turning it into a disaster area.
On Saturday 26 May, Tropical Cyclone MEKUNU blew into the Arabian Peninsula with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain. According to media, as of 26 May, one person has been killed in Oman, 40 people are missing from the Yemeni island of Socotra and hundreds of others have been evacuated in this Island. Portions of Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made landfall.
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Mekunu’ over Oman moved further northwestwards with a speed of 14 Kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0530 hours IST of today, 26 th May, 2018 over Oman near latitude 17.2 0N and longitude 53.30 E, about 85 km west northwest of Salalah. It is very likely to move northwestwards and weaken into a severe cyclonic storm during next 06 hours and into a deep depression during subsequent 06 hours.
As the system is away from Indian coast, no adverse weather is expected along & off west coast of India and Lakshadweep.
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On 23 May 2018, tropical cyclone “Mekunu” swept through the island of Socotra flooding it heavily. On 24 May, the Government of Yemen declared a state of emergency and called on humanitarian organizations to support relief efforts. At the time of this report, rains have stopped and the cyclone is on course to make landfall in western Oman and eastern Yemen on 26 May.
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May 25th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched an immediate response to Cyclone Mekunu, which is crashing into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend.
From its Contingency Fund, QRCS allocated $100,000 for initial relief in Yemen, providing emergency medical services and food and nonfood items.
Since Wednesday, QRCS's Disaster Information Management Center (DIMC) has been convened to keep up-to-date with the cyclone and ensure the availability of the relief reserves and field hospital for potential intervention.
by Reuters Friday, 25 May 2018 17:59 GMT
Yemen declared a state of emergency on Thursday for Socotra (Updates casualties, dateline)
By Mohammed Mokhashaf
ADEN, May 25 (Reuters) - Five people were killed and at least 40 missing on the Yemeni island of Socotra on Friday as Cyclone Mekunu pummelled the area before making its way to the Arabian Peninsula's southern coast.
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San Juan, PR, May 23, 2018
The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Mekunu’ over Westcentral Arabian Sea moved further north-northwestwards with a speed of 12 Kmph during past 06 hours, intensified slightly further and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of today, 25 th May 2018 over Westcentral Arabian Sea near latitude 16.4 0N and longitude 54.1 0E, about 420 km nearly north of Socotra Islands and 70 km south of Salalah(Oman).
by Jenty Kirsch-Wood, UNDP Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Specialist
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UNITAR-UNOSAT, following the request of UNOCHA Djibouti , has performed a flood analysis to illustrate the potential impact in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Sagar-18 over the city of Djibouti.
UNOSAT analysis illustrates the potential satellite detected water extent within the city of Djibouti and classifies the areas as: