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   Vol. 23 No. 20
Tuesday April 23, 2024

Day Dubai Rains Came

Dubai Rains
A tanker truck sits abandoned last week in Dubai as raging floodwater driven by mother nature delivered the heaviest rainfall that the desert nation has ever recorded.

     The deluge flooded out Dubai Airport and other UAE gateways and elsewhere in the Middle East creating chaotic conditions all around.
     Everyone in the air, on land and on the sea could only stand by and hope for better weather as the rain shut down everything; filling up gateways with people and cargo and packing every available hotel room, as uncertainty was the rule.
     The heavy rains lashed the United Arab Emirates beginning last Tuesday April 18 , flooding out major highways, stranding people, with vehicles abandoned on roadways across Dubai.
     Meanwhile, the death toll in Dubai is put at 4, as separate heavy flooding in neighboring Oman was worse at 20 deaths reported, and others still counted as missing.
     “Heavy rainfall over the desert landscape of the Gulf is not unheard of, and residents were warned via a public alert system - but Dubai's weather infrastructure’ was clearly unprepared for the worst rain since 1949,” BBC reported.
     Scientists warned the record-breaking rainfall that brought the city-state to a standstill dumped more than a year-and-a-half’s worth of rain on Dubai in a matter of hours and could have been driven by climate change.
     By Sunday April 21 as airport operations slowly inched back to normal, Emirates said it was at full schedule, while other carriers were not as lucky.
     Backlogs of everything and everyone that flies are not expected to fully recover across the board for several days.

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