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Rains are coming !!!

As per Kuwait Meteorological Department the hot season usually ends in 5 November as this date is preceded by wet and hot south easterly wind which changes afterwards to cold north westerly wind. It may be accompanied by thunder storms and the average maximum temperature ranges between 20° and 30° centigrade.

It is noted that nights are usually cold while daytimes are warm. The warm south easterly winds blow during this period and it may last for a week especially in the beginning of November then it is followed by cold north westerly winds that last for five days and cause the clouds to disappear then they change again to warm south easterly winds for four days approximately accompanied by increase in clouds which may be thunderous at sometimes. The wind in this period is often calm especially during night.

The rainfall in Kuwait November 2018 exceeded twice that of the year 1997, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily added, November 2018 recorded 261 mm, while in 1997 it was about 114 mm.

261 mm - 2018 vs 114 mm - 1997

Life in Kuwait comes to a standstill for many days following the unusually heavy downpour .

The deluge flooded tunnels, bridges and roads, and damaged buildings in residential areas and vehicles.

The failure of sewage systems led to several cars being swept away.

Officials of varied specializations including financial, engineering and insurance agree that the estimated value of the losses resulting from the 2018 torrential rains in the country was about KD 300 million, reports Al- Qabas daily.

The incident resulted in the resignation of Minister of Public Affairs & Director-General of Public Authority of Roads & Transportation

KD 300 million losses resulting from Rain Damage

While we brace for the upcoming rain season in 2022; we are now better informed and better prepared. Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) strongly advice that people must call the emergency Hotline number 112 in order to provide the necessary assistance.

Follow our TIPS to make your business rain damage proof.

Inspect the property and surrounding area for flood exposure. Especially look out for -

Nearby water sources, including streams and drainage ditches.
Areas where water runoff can accumulate.
Basement areas with equipment, stock, or records.
Sewer or drain lines where water can back up into buildings.
Access roads to your property susceptible to flooding.

Keep following our page as we are going to regularly update our TIPS to safeguard your business against the perils of Rains.

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