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Furious thunderstorm batters Kuwait


Severe thunderstorm battered Kuwait on October 27, 2015, causing floods across the affected areas. Traffic disruptions were reported, schools have been closed and numerous flights suspended, media reported.

Severe weather conditions hit Jahra and Taima particularly hard and the Kuwait Red Crescent Society offered help to affected residents, according to the society's chairman Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer. People have been encouraged to contact the police and fire departments in case of emergencies.

The Kuwait Meteorological Center has predicted extreme weather conditions, especially strong winds with speeds ranging between 25 and 50 km/h (15.5 and 31 mph). Severe weather was expected to rise dust across the affected areas and citizens have been warned about low visibility conditions, falling below 1 500 m (4921.3 feet) locally.

Several houses in Taima have been devastated, and roads have closed across the area due to filled rain drainage sewers, local media reported. Torrential downpours have caused power outages in several areas while strong winds uprooted trees, according to the Ministry of Public Works. Luckily, no victims or injuries have been reported so far.

You can see the video of flooding in Kuwait here.

Featured image: Flooding in Kuwait, October 28, 2015. Image credit: frazer04 via Instagram


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