Cyclone's rains threaten to flood Oman

Mudslides a worry in desert sultanate; Yemeni island pummeled by storm

Posted: May 26, 2018 at 3:16 a.m.

An Oman official directs a loader driver Friday to tear away a median to drain a flooded street in Salalah after Cyclone Mekunu’s heavy rains.

Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

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