Powerful cyclone strikes Oman and Yemen

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May
26


Situated 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, Socotra is the largest member of an archipelago of the same name, a four-island ellipsis that trails off the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden. Photo source: ©© Stefan Geens

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Cyclone Mekunu, more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman, slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday…

Read Full Article; PBS (05-26-2018)

Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman’s coast; ABC News (05-26-2018)
Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm’s power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra…

Socotra: The Isle of The Dragonsblood, New York Times (02-14-2012)
Situated 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, Socotra is the largest member of an archipelago of the same name, a four-island ellipsis that trails off the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden. Of stunning natural beauty and described as the most alien-looking place on Earth, Socotra, land of the rare Dragon Blood Trees, is of universal importance due to its unique biodiversity with rich and distinct flora and fauna…

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