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UAE in the Grip of Unusual Weather Condition

Unusual weather condition wreaked havoc in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Unusual and severe weather condition have forced authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to issue a stay-at-home advisory.

Parts of the Gulf were damaged by heavy rains and strong winds. In Oman alone, the storm killed eighteen people, most of them young. Airlines were disrupted in Dubai, and schools in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates were closed.

Emergency in Effect

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) advised residents to stay at home. The authority also urged motorists to park on safe, high ground away from flooded areas.

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The UAE’s National Center for Meteorology advised local people to take precautionary measures and stay away from flood-prone areas.

Meanwhile, Dubai’s normally clear skies darkened as another storm approached. Schools shifted to online learning, and the Met Bureau warned of further instability with two waves of severe weather forecast.

This marks the second stay-at-home advisory in two months, following a similar advisory in March due to unstable weather.

At least 18 people, including nine children, were killed by floods and heavy rains in neighboring Oman. Rescue operations are underway to search for the missing persons.

The rains caused severe flooding in Dubai, causing power outages, road closures and flight disruptions at Dubai International Airport. With bad weather forecast until early Wednesday, tanker trucks were dispatched to pump out excess water.

Thunderstorms and floods hit Bahrain overnight.

The storm originated in Oman, causing deadly flooding before making landfall in the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.

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