NG, civil defense, fire dep. gear up for rainfall repercussions

Kuwait National Guard said Tuesday huge efforts were being exerted to deal with any emergency related the volatile weather in coordination with other state bodies.

National Guard is working in accordance with the operations scheme designed especially to deal with such circumstances, and in light of recommendations by the coordination committee for rain and flood emergencies on activating the emergency plan for rainfall, KNG said in a statement.

Furthermore, KNG’s Undersecretary Lieutenant General Hashem Al­Refaie inspected latest preparations of Guard’s technical emergency unit and the unit commissioned to deal with the rainwaters expected to fall within the next few hours, it added.

Al­Refaie also conveyed greetings of KNG Chief His Highness Sheikh Salem Al­Ali Al­Sabah and KNG Deputy Chief Sheikh Meshaal Al­Ahmad Al­Jaber Al­Sabah to Guard’s officers and personnel. Meanwhile, Interior Ministry’s Civil Defense Committee launched three emergency centers in various areas of the country’s northern, southern, and central parts to deal with fallouts of the downpour.

The three centers comprises representatives of security bodies and other ministries, Spokesman for Civil Defense Committee Major Jamal Al­Fodari told KUNA today, urging the public to follow official warning messages by MoI and the Meteorological Department and refrain from going out or driving unless it is necessary.

Moreover, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate’s Director General Lieutenant­General Khaled AlMekrad met today with KFSD’s directors and heads of departments to discuss their preparations for the consequences and impacts of the expected heavy rains.

Source: KUNA