Oman: International Charter activated due to flood

Due to floods on Oman, USGS on behalf of National Civil Defense and Ambulance General Authority of Oman requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for 22 November 2013. Since 15 November 2013 Oman has been subject to heavy rain, resulting in flooding in the northern and central parts of the country. The citizens are suggested to avoid travelling to the worst affected areas, where one person has been reported killed in the flooding while some northern areas have lost power. Furthermore, there are residents left isolated by the floodwaters that need assistance from the officials and rescue teams. No damage or further injuries have been reported so far, although it is expected that the rain will continue for several more days, worsening the situation.