Last Updated: Monday, November 9, 2015

Severe Cyclonic Storm Megh kills two in Socotra Island, Yemen

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Megh made a direct hit on Socotra Island Sunday claiming lives of two people, one week after Cyclone Chapala passed through the region.

The U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) classified Megh as a Category 3 equivalent near the time it hit Socotra Island.

According to Aljazeera, Minister of Fisheries Fahd Kavieen has urged the United Nations and neighboring Oman to “urgently intervene with emergency teams” to help save residents on the island.

As of 12:00 UTC, 8 November 2015, cyclone Megh was located about 40 km  west of Socotra, Yemen and 480 km south-southwest of Salalah, Oman. 

Cyclone Megh will also cause increased humidity rates and rainfall in Saudi Arabia.