Kuwait streets, schools and hospitals flooded due to heavy rain

Kuwait City: Over the last few days, Kuwait witnessed heavy rain which lead to flooding in streets, schools and hospitals throughout the country.

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The heavy rains also caused some sewage networks to overflow and large quantities of water were calculated in mainly areas located in the North of Kuwait.

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Al Sabriya, an area located in the North of Kuwait, witnessed the highest amount of rainfall, recording around 134 millimeters.

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Many took to social media and blamed the over flooding on years of failed planning that lead to poor infrastructure.

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Effect of rain

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The Assistant Undersecretary for the Electrical Distribution Networks Sector, Mutlaq Al Otaibi, said that there were a total of 50 electric outages across the country in a span of a few hours.

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Al Jahra hospital was over flooded by the rain, as rivers were flowing down the corridors.

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The Ministry of Education advised staff and teachers that work at schools that were affected by the rain to stay at home.

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In addition, a football game at Al Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium was interrupted by the rainfall as it flooded the stadium.

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