Cyclone not to seriously affect prepared UAE

ABU DHABI — A rescue team has been put on alert in the emirate of Fujairah as a precaution against tropical cyclone ‘Phet’, as weathermen predicted that it may partially touch the eastern coastline.

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Published: Fri 4 Jun 2010, 8:24 AM

Last updated: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 9:04 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Lt. General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan gave the orders to station the team in the northern emirate as the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) forecast that the cyclone, which developed in the Arabian sea on Thursday, may partially affect the coastline when heading towards Indian and Pakistani shores.
Acting Director of Emergency and Public Safety at the Abu Dhabi Police Col. Mohammed Abdullah Nasib Al-Nuaimi said that the 57-member rescue team has been provided with all the necessary ambulatory, rescue and rapid intervention equipments. A joint operations room will coordinate with the Fujairah Police and other authorities in the country, he added.
Al Nuaimi said that the reports from NCMS put the fears at rest and the rescue team has been deployed only as a precautionary measure to protect the safety of citizens and residents.
He called on the individuals not to mill around rumours and avoid exaggeration as not to cause panic in the community.

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