Cyclone Tej Displaces 10,000 People in Yemen's Al-Mahra

2023-10-24 07:07 PM UTC


Two people died and 150 others sustained injuries due to the tropical cyclone Tej, which displaced nearly 10,000 people in Al-Mahra to the east of Yemen, Al-Mahra's local authorities said on Tuesday.


The cyclone arrived in Al-Mahra and Socotra on Monday, causing considerable damage to private and public property.


The Executive Unit for the Management of Displaced Persons' Camps in Yemen reported the displacement of 1,352 families due to cyclone "Tej" in Al-Mahra province. Forty-five shelter centers in Al-Mahra had been set up to receive the displaced people. 


Rashad Al-Alimi, the head of the Presidential Leadership Council, visited today some of the areas hit by the tropical cyclone in Al-Ghaydah and its suburbs. He stressed the importance of maintaining the highest level of preparedness even if the forecast indicates the decline of the cyclone. 


Moreover, the local authorities in the Socotra province announced that the cyclone did not cause any human losses, saying that it left material damage to public and private property, including citizens' homes, as well as cutting off the roads linking the city of Hadiboh to the center of Socotra province, according to the state-run Saba News Agency. 


One hundred homes were subjected to partial and total damage, and seawater entered some houses near the sea in Hadiboh and the Halah area. The Yemen Mobile network was also completely cut off in the Qalansiyah district, the southern coastal strip, and the Nojad area of Socotra. According to the local authorities in Socotra, over 100 families were provided shelter in Hadiboh.


Meteorologists warn that all citizens, especially in Al-Mahra, Hadramaut, and Shabwa, must continue to exercise the utmost caution to avoid human and property losses.