Omanis stay put despite flood fears

Locals living near stream-filled "wadis", or valleys, resist government advice to leave.

    The stream-lined valleys of Oman have supplied a vital water source to generations of families.

    Now, however, the government wants thousands of residents of villages near Wadi Dayqah, a massive watershed with a year-round stream, to leave their homes because of the threat of flooding.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Hopkins reports from the Omani town of Hail Al Ghaf.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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