A picture shows high waves breaking along the shore in the southern city of Salalah as the country prepares for landfall of Cyclone Mekunu.Heavy rains and strong winds have already been pummelling Dhofar province, with an AFP photographer in Salalah saying the city has been lashed non-stop for several hours.
More than 45 people were unaccounted in Socotra on Friday afternoon, the official told CNN.
Police in the Middle Eastern country reported that the man died after floods swept him away with his auto near Salalah, Oman's second-largest city, while the girl died when a gust of wind smashed her into a wall.
Power has been cut out in some areas of the city and branches and leaves now litter the streets. The Port of Salalah - a key gateway for the country - also closed, its cranes secured against the pounding rain.
Yet even as Mekunu barreled overhead, the eye of the storm provided a moment's respite early Saturday morning.
Electrical workers have been trying to fix lines in the city while police and soldiers have been patrolling in 4x4s.
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A 12-year old girl died as a gust of wind sent her smashing into a wall.
The storm flooded Socotra's villages and capsized boats, leaving much of the island without access to communications.
The NCM urged residents to "keep following updates, reports and forecasts issued by the NCM and ignore rumours issued by non-professional entities". A storm surge causing coastal flooding is expected with damaging winds and torrential rains leading to life-threatening flooding.
Considering the course it has followed till now, the Cyclone Mekunu is expected to make landfall near Salalah Friday-Saturday midnight which is Oman's third-largest city and inhabits about 200,000 people close to the kingdom's border with Yemen. They described the cyclone as "extremely severe". At least 17 people were reported missing in the powerful storm. Some humanitarian aid from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates arrived on the island just hours after the cyclone receded.
He called on global relief organisations and the Saudi-led worldwide coalition battling the Houthi rebels in Yemen to come to the island's aid.
Socotra has a unique ecosystem and is home to rare plants, snails and reptiles that can be found nowhere else on the planet.