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National Guard declares maximum readiness due to weather conditions
November 10, 2018, 6:13 am

Kuwait's National Guard has announced a state of maximum readiness at the administrative support units due to weather conditions engulfing the country.

National Guard's Undersecretary Lieutenant General Hashem Al-Refaie has raised readiness to the maximum level at the administrative support units, the National Guard said in a statement Friday. It added that Al-Refaie took part in a meeting, which included Minister of Health Sheikh Bassel Al-Sabah and ministries' officials within the framework of activating the emergency plan to tackle impacts of the heavy showers hitting the country.

The guard earlier in the day announced the formation of six technical emergencies to follow up the exerted efforts to back the government bodies tasked with tackling the impacts of rains and accumulated water to ensure smooth traffic on roads and face any emergency, in implementation of the 2020 strategic goals' document.

Meanwhile, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Friday affirmed that the government is following up closely the situation across the country amid the current weather conditions.

His Highness the Premier said there are directive instructions to all ministers to take required measures so as to maintain the safety of all citizens and their properties. He vowed that officials, who fail to fulfill duties well, would be held accountable for any negligence.

In this regard, meteorologist Abdulaziz Al-Qerawi said that the country is experiencing an unstable weather associated with scattered thunderous rains, ranging from moderate to heavy, expected to run until Sunday morning.

Source: KUNA

Footage posted on social media from across Kuwait showed torrents sweeping away cars as sewage systems failed to drain the heavy downpour.



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