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Ministry Sucks Out More Than 10 Million Gallons Of Water

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There was rains across Qatar that led to waterlogging in several low lying areas. The maximum rainfall of 15.9 mm was recorded at Ras Laffan followed by 13.7mm at Al Ghuwairiya yesterday, according to the Qatar Meteorology Department.

The Joint Rainfall Emergency Committee of the Ministry of Municipality was engaged in pumping out over 10 million gallons of rainwater untill 6 pm yesterday, said Safar Mubarak Al Shafi, the Head of the Committee and Director of General Cleanness Department.

“The Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by the Joint Rainfall Emergency Committee pressed in services a total of 424 tankers and deployed 522 workers to clear the water logging”, said Safar Mubarak Al Shafi in a statement.

He added that from early morning till 6pm yesterday a total of 10.2 million gallon water- 2,325 loads of tanker were removed from waterlogged areas.

“The committee received 58 calls from people seeking to remove the water logging,” said Al Shafi adding that the all requests were responded.

He informed that the operation of removing waterlogging is going on and the committee is coordinating with Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Qatar Meteorology Department at Civil Aviation Authority and security agencies in dealing with waterlogging.

Qatar Meteorology Department has forecast cloudy weather for today with chances of scattered rain. The Department in its weather report said that the weather, on Monday “will be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered rain”.

According to the Department, Al Ruwais received 11.6 mm rain. The rain was recorded 9.8mm at Doha Airport, 8.1mm at Hamad International Airport (HIA) and 6.5mm at Abu Hamour.  Umm Bab and Dukhan received good rain at 10.9mm and 8.8mm respectively. Al Wakra received 7.9mm rain. Mesaieed, Al Karana and Al Batana received from 5mm to 6mm.

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