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AMMAN: Jordanian authorities have issued warnings to citizens after a dust storm raged across Jordan on Saturday and disrupted air operations in the kingdom.
The National Center for Security and Crisis Management has warned people, especially people with respiratory problems, to stay alert and avoid going out, especially in the northeast and the capital Amman.
The center warned of low visibility, especially in desert areas, saying dusty weather conditions would persist for the next three days.
Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) Chief Commissioner Captain Haitham Misto said low visibility procedures (LVP) had been implemented at airports to ensure safe operations during the storm. sand that currently hits the kingdom and the entire eastern Mediterranean region.
Misto said planes were flying over Queen Alia Airport waiting for the sandstorm to slow so they could make low-visibility landings.
The official did not say whether a flight was diverted or canceled as a result of the sandstorm.
On Saturday evening, authorities in the northeastern town of Mafraq faced flash floods from neighboring Syria.
Mafraq Governor Suleiman Enjada said some citizens living on the border with Syria had been evacuated from their homes.
The Public Safety Department (PSD) has urged citizens, especially those living in the eastern, southern and central regions, to remain vigilant in light of the dust storm and low visibility conditions. who accompany him.
The PSD also warned of the possibility of flash floods mainly in the northeastern regions.
A large plume of dust from the Saharan desert reportedly blew over Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean, shrouding many parts of the region in a thick layer of gray and orange dust.