UAE well prepared to deal with cyclone Shaheen

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Authorities in the UAE have taken proactive measures to mitigate the impact of tropical cyclone Shaheen.

The storm made landfall in Oman on Sunday and is now making its way towards the Emirates.

Police have stepped up patrols around beaches, valleys, mountains and low-lying areas, and residents have been told to avoid these places.

Special field teams are on standby to immediately deal with the impact of adverse weather conditions, with an emphasis on clearing valleys and stormwater drainage.

The measures were outlined during the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority's (NCEMA) latest media briefing.

Officials highlighted the steps taken to ensure the safety of workers and added that all educational institutions in vulnerable regions have temporarily switched to distance learning.

Authorities have urged the public to cooperate with police units, abide by warnings, and to monitor the news and weather updates from official sources.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), in coordination with its partners, is closely monitoring the cyclone's path and its impact on the UAE.

An NCM spokesperson said the storm can bring wind speeds ranging between 120 kph and 140 kph but is expected to weaken significantly after landfall.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is in close contact with UAE citizens who are currently in Oman.

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