Abu Dhabi ready for rain emergencies, says municipality

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Abu Dhabi - Rainwater drainage networks in the emirate were upgraded at a total cost of Dh45 million.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Sun 25 Oct 2020, 2:42 PM

Last updated: Sun 25 Oct 2020, 2:46 PM

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 emirate's rainwater drainage networks.

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

The civic body 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

993 — Hotline to call during rain emergency situations

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