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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28, (KUNA): A thunderstorm ravaged the country early on Wednesday, leading to the suspension of schools and universities and flooding in some areas and roads.
The Interior Ministry cautioned road users from the possible continuation of the thunderstorm till this evening. It called on people in Kuwait to contact the police and fire directorate’s emergency teams on the 112 hotline and the 24820201, and 24820205 direct lines.
Officials from Kuwait University and the Ministry of Education released statements regarding the suspension of studies at schools and universities due to the bad weather conditions.
The measure also took into consideration the safety of students and teaching staff in educational facilities. Meanwhile, air traffic went back to normal at Kuwait International Airport after two flights were diverted to Damam International Airport as the thunderstorm was raging early Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Electricity and Water announced on Wednesday that the power-water network is functioning as regular and the technical teams are on full alert round the clock to ensure supplies normally.
The ministry receives any complaint on phone number 152. It is also reachable via its social media sites. The Ministry of Public Works announced that emergency teams have been deployed in the country’s governorates to deal with any accident resulting from the stormy weather. Abdulmohsen Al-Enezi, the assistant undersecretary, said the ministry has dealt with 100 complaints since early hours of the day when the country witnessed torrential rains accompanied by gales.
Trees have fallen and the sewage system suffered damage due to the flooding rain waters, however the emergency teams dealt with the situation. The emergency teams are ready round the clock to tackle any damage or aid people in need for help.