The cyclone struck mainland Oman and Yemen early Saturday, dumping almost three years' worth of rain on Salalah in 24 hours.
Later, Socotro governor Ramzy Mahrous told Saba news agency that four sailors who were missing were found alive on Friday. Large areas of Dhofar and al-Wusta provinces were flooded due to which people living near both the areas had to be moved to safety, BBC reported. Shahriar Alam said many Bangladesh nationals were engaged in fishing out at sea.
Oman news agency reported today that the cyclone has retreated enough to allow air traffic to resume in accordance to global safety standards.
An emergency meeting was held by Sheikh Abdullah Salim Al Samli, Executive President of the Capital Market Authority (CMA), with insurance companies on easing compensation processes for clients who incurred damage when Cyclone Mekunu hit Dhofar Governorate.
The cyclone also killed at least seven people in the Yemeni island of Socotra, a Yemeni official said on Saturday. More than 30 people were still missing in Socotra, including Yemeni, Indian and Sudanese nationals. An Asian victim of unidentified nationality died in a flooded valley, and an Omani national in an SUV was killed when his vehicle was swept away, Shanfari said.
India's meteorological department described the cyclone as "extremely severe", with sustained winds of about 110mph (177km/h).
In the wake of this massive cyclone the Salalah airport was also closed until midnight on Saturday. Authorities said however that schools would remain closed until Monday.
Kafin said that 1,000 families were evacuated to safety after there homes were affected by flooding.
The directorate general of meteorology in Oman said the cyclone had gone inland and was heading northwest into Saudi Arabia, but that heavy rains would likely continue today.