Video | Historical scenes from the floods of the Sultanate of Oman and the Emirates

2024-04-17 2024-04-17T10:25:52Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Weather of Arabia - In recent hours, the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates have witnessed historic events due to floods and torrents the likes of which the region has not witnessed in nearly 75 years. Video clips spread on social media platforms show the size of the torrential torrents that turned the roads in Oman into rivers, and the clouds. The black clouds that covered the sky led to day turning into night in some areas of the Emirates.

In Dubai, all services stopped yesterday, starting from food delivery to air traffic, before gradually returning to movement later, and the streets that are usually crowded reflected an image almost devoid of vehicles, due to warnings from the authorities urging citizens not to leave their homes except in cases of necessity. Maximum.

Due to the rain, some elevators in high-rise towers broke down, and successive lightning strikes illuminated the tall buildings in a striking manner.

The remote study and work system was activated in most regions of the country yesterday, and the authorities later announced the extension of this decision until the end of today, Wednesday, and the situation is expected to gradually decline at a later time.

In this context, the authorities in the Emirates and Oman called on citizens to avoid areas where valleys flow and water accumulates, and not to go out unless absolutely necessary.

For more:

Dubai International Airport | We are temporarily diverting incoming flights scheduled to arrive this evening until weather conditions improve

Does climate change have anything to do with what happened?

Climate expert Friederike Otto, who specializes in analyzing the role of climate change in some extreme weather events, confirmed to Agence France-Presse that

“Devastating rains in Oman and Dubai may have increased dramatically in intensity due to human-caused climate change.”

It is noteworthy that the Emirati and Omani authorities have previously warned that climate change may lead to an increase in the severity of floods, and the United Nations has warned in several reports of the danger of climate change to the countries of the Middle East and Africa, anticipating a rise in temperatures in the future and an increase in the severity and frequency of floods, in addition to To rising sea levels.

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Sources:

alarabiya

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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