Posted by : Aahil Shaik Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Heaviest Rain ever recorded in UAE, Flooding Dubai Airport and Roads

The United Arab Emirates was hit hard by thunderstorms on Tuesday, which dumped the country's greatest rainfall in a few hours and flooded some key roadways and Dubai International Airport. See Also : 6 companies in Saudi Arabia offered Private jets, expensive cars, villas and more in prizes

According to WAM, the state-run news agency, the rain was more intense than "anything documented since the start of data collection in 1949." A "historic weather event" was declared by the agency. That was before this energy-rich country, which was formerly a British protectorate called the Trucial States, found crude oil.

- As per the weather information got at Dubai International Airport, the rains started late Monday and dumped almost 20 millimeters (0.79 inches) of rain on the sands and roads of Dubai. More rain and hail fell on an already-overwhelmed city as the storms continued throughout Tuesday, picking up speed about 9 AM. local time.

- Around the course of 24 hours, Dubai received around 142 millimeters (5.59 inches) of rainfall by Tuesday's end. Dubai International Airport, which is the busiest airport in the world for international travel and the hub for Emirates, receives an average of 94.7 millimeters (3.73 inches) of rain per year.

- Taxiways at the airport were lapped by standing water when planes touched down. Passengers had a difficult time navigating the floodwater-covered roads leading to the terminals on Tuesday night, and the airport ultimately decided to stop arrivals. Join Saudi Expatriates channel on imo

- Wednesday morning, Dubai International Airport admitted that flights were impacted by the water, which left "limited transportation options" and prevented aircraft personnel from reaching the airfield.

- The airport announced on the social media site X that rehabilitation will be a gradual process. "As we face these difficulties, we appreciate your understanding and patience."

- Along Dubai's flooded streets, police and rescue workers moved at a leisurely pace. The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, was briefly touched by lightning on Tuesday as it blazed across the sky. Stations on the city's driverless Metro system were also affected by interruptions and flooding.

- In the wake of the approaching storm, most government workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an association of seven sheikhdoms, worked remotely or closed their schools. While many stayed home, a few brave souls braved the elements and drove out, only to have their cars bogged down by the unexpectedly deep water that had covered certain roadways. Recommend : Middle East cannot afford more conflicts - Saudi Foreign Minister

- In order to remove the water, the authorities dispatched tanker trucks to the roadways and streets. Some properties were flooded to the point where people had to remove water pumps.

- Authorities in the country's farthest northern emirate, Ras al-Khaimah, have confirmed that a 70-year-old man died in a flood-related automobile accident.

- On Tuesday, the most rainfall 145 millimeters, or 5.7 inches fell in the emirate of Fujairah, which is located on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.

- On Wednesday, the government once again implemented remote work and school was cancelled. Trending : Benefits of Fasting for 6 days of Shawwal after Ramadan

- The United Arab Emirates is a dry country on the Arabian Peninsula that rarely gets any rain, though it does rain sometimes in the winter when temperatures are lower. The absence of consistent rainfall has led to flooding in several places because of poor drainage systems.

- Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain all saw rainfall as well.

- On Tuesday, the National Committee for Emergency Management of neighboring Oman released a statement stating that torrential rains in the past few days had killed at least 18 people. As a result, the country received condolences from rulers around the area after a tragic incident involving ten students who were washed away in a vehicle with an adult. Join Saudi Expatriates channel on Telegram

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