El-Nino Strikes in Yemen [Archives:1998/02/Local News]

January 12 1998

According to meteorological sources, the eye of a major storm is approaching Yemen from the Arabian Sea. The authorities have been alerted by international meteorological centers of the approaching potential disaster. Some precautionary steps have already been taken. Information indicates that the Abyan-Hadhramaut coast will face most of the danger. This is the first tangible impact on Yemen of the El-Nino global weather phenomenon.