VIDEO: Drivers Plow Through Flooded Desert Highway in Oman

An Omani civil defence staff visits a road which has been cut by the flood water after Cyclone Merkunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Merkunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula on Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines and leaving at least …
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A shocking video shows the moment drivers plowed through a flooded desert highway in Oman hit by a massive cyclone this week.

A drone captured video footage showing several vehicles driving on the flooded highways caused by the cyclone, which brought three years’ of rainfall to one of the cities in Oman.

Local reports say the storm’s winds have been strong enough to rip buildings apart.

The Daily Mail reported that six people in the country have died from the storm’s wrath, and at least 30 people have been reported missing since the storm made landfall this weekend. A 12-year-old girl was among the victims of the storm.

Cyclone Mekunu dumped 11 inches of rainfall on Salalah, Oman’s third largest city, and left thousands without power and potable water.

Although Salalah’s airport has reopened, there are still many downed power lines and roadways submerged by the flash floods.

The neighboring Arab countries — including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — have sent disaster assistance to the flooded nation. The United Nations has also sent assistance to the disaster-affected areas.


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