This is a different cyclone from the one that hit Yemen a few days ago.Embed from Getty Images
An image grab taken from an AFPTV video shows people walking through flood water as they evacuate a flooded area during a cyclone in the Yemeni island of Socotra. – Seven people were missing and hundreds others evacuated from their homes after a cyclone hit the Yemeni island the previous night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said. (Photo by STRINGER / AFPTV / AFP) (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
From Al Jazeera:
Socotra has been declared a disaster zone by Yemen’s exiled internationally recognized government.
Cyclone Mekunu roared over the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday sending torrents of water rushing down streets and sinking at least two ships. Nineteen people were reported missing in the powerful storm.
Meteorologists expected the “very severe” cyclone to strike Oman on Saturday near Salalah, the sultanate’s third-largest city and home to some 200,000 people near the country’s border with Yemen.
Mekunu’s sustained winds reached 155kph with gusts reaching 175kph.
155kph winds is about 96mph and 175 mph is about 109mph.
The pro-Yemeni government Saba News Agency has reported that 19 people went missing after two ships capsized and three vehicles were washed away. The cyclone caused heavy rain, flooding, and mudslides. More than 200 families have been displaced in the area around Socotra’s capital city Hadibu on the northeastern part of the island.Embed from Getty Images
A picture taken on May 24, 2018 in the city of Salalah in southern Oman shows high waves breaking against a pier as the country prepares for landfall of Cyclone Mekunu. – Cyclone Mekunu left over a dozen missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes as it hit Yemen’s Socotra island on May 24, with the government declaring it a ‘disaster province’ and Oman’s national weather experts expecting it to intensify to a category two cyclone from category one. (Photo by MOHAMMED MAHJOUB / AFP) / Oman OUT (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)