Abu Dhabi ready for rain emergencies

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on October 25, 2020
Photo by Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times


Public requests during the rainy season will be addressed through a systematic process.

With rainy season just around the corner, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has completed its preparations to prevent floods, ponds and blockage of the rainwater drainage networks.

Rainwater drainage networks in the mainland region — Mussafah, Al Maqtaa, Bani Yas, Shakhbout City and Mohammed Bin Zayed City — were upgraded at a total cost of Dh45 million.

The municipality has also developed an integrated plan for emergency situations resulting from rainwater and prepared a fleet of machines and equipment to deal with rain emergencies. The equipment includes; diesel and electric pumps, water tanks and electric generators to clear the floods from the streets and other areas.

Public requests during the rainy season will be addressed through a systematic process, added the authority.

Who’s part of the rain emergency response team

>Monitoring and inspection teams

> Rainwater drainage network maintenance teams

> Technical teams for internal and external roads

> Lighting network maintenance teams

> Parks and agricultural assets maintenance teams

> Beaches regulation teams

> Control and emergency call centre teams


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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