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MoI, KFSD urge public to stay indoors due to waterlogged roads
November 10, 2018, 5:45 am

The Ministry of Interior and Kuwait Fire Service Directorate urged the public to stay indoors, unless it is necessary, due to waterlogged roads in some areas in the country.

"We call on citizens and residents to stay indoors unless it is absolutely essential due to some waterlogging in most of the country's roads," KFSD's Director General Lieutenant-General Khaled Al-Mekrad said in a press statement.

Firefighting teams are currently on alert to deal with any situation and answer emergency calls via security line (112), Al-Mekrad said. So far, KFSD received more than 170 emergency calls, most of which, over 80, from Ahmadi governorates reported electric short circuit accidents, people stuck inside their vehicles due to waterlogging, and some house basement flooding incidents, he noted, adding his teams dealt with these situations successfully, and that no injuries were reported.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh is currently available in the operations room and following firefighters' efforts at this time, said Al-Mekrad.

Meanwhile, MoI mentioned that security teams, in cooperation with public works ministry, are currently working on the roads that closed due to waterlogging, urging drivers to cooperate with traffic police in order to facilitate traffic, commit to traffic rules, and take all necessary and safety precautions.

Source: KUNA




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