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Kuwait Shuts Down Public Services Amid Horrible Weather Conditions

Rain and extreme wind conditions have caused mayhem in the streets of Kuwait

Posted on

7 November 2018

Last updated on 27 December 2018

The weather conditions have worsened in Kuwait over the week

Videos on social media under the hashtag "#الكويت_تغرق" or "Kuwait is drowning" have emerged regarding the current weather conditions in Kuwait, which show lots of water on the roads and strong winds rushing through the country.

So much so that Kuwait’s interior ministry told residents to avoid going out of their homes on Tuesday – while authorities try to deal with the challenges arising from the mayhem caused by the weather.

Heavy rain has caused high water levels to acquire in the streets of Kuwait, making it extremely difficult to drive through the streets...thunder and lightning have also been visible during the nighttime in Kuwait.

Kuwait government officials have granted ministries, schools and universities an exemption day to ensure the people’s safety and to avoid any fatal accidents on the roads.

Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in Kuwait sent the following e-mail to students on Tuesday morning:

GUST e-mail

Motorists in Kuwait who do decide to drive during the difficult weather conditions have been advised to drive in caution as the roads have displayed difficulties, traffic and lots of severe flooding.

And Kuwait’s Water and Electricity Ministry hasn’t reported any power cuts or accidents in the country – which has helped residents in Kuwait remain calm during the severe weather conditions.

Needless to say, however, that several houses and residences in Kuwait have been witnessed the negative effects of the weather – some houses have become flooded with water.

But to residents’ efforts to keep the current weather conditions at an optimistic and positive note – some have resorted to unconventional ways to take advantage of the water flooding in Kuwait’s streets.