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Kuwait can deal with rainwater deluge: Official

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s drainage system can cope with water accumulations resulting from the ongoing rainfall in the country, the public works ministry said on Tuesday. Ahmad Al-Saleh, the official spokesperson of the ministry of public works and the roads authority, told KUNA that rain has been continuously falling since early Tuesday. Emergency teams of the ministry and the authority are handling some water puddles in inner districts and on the highways, he said, reaffirming that the drainage networks can absorb the water accumulations despite the ongoing downpour.

The teams will remain on alert with forecast of high tides that may disrupt water flow into the sea, Saleh said. The ministry, the civil defense and other relevant authorities are coordinating for prompt response to any situation via social media, the hotline 150 and the ministry’s WhatsApp account. Saleh said emergency teams have been stationed in all regions to monitor any hazardous water accumulations and call for assistance if needed.

The ministry of interior earlier on Tuesday called on citizens and residents to be cautious due to heavy rains and low visibility nationwide. In a press statement, the ministry urged everyone not to hesitate to call 112 in case of emergency, reassuring that all security bodies are on high alert for immediate response to any emergency. – KUNA

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