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Dubai Floods, Combination of Extreme Weather and Weak Drainage Infrastructure

Without improving the drainage system, the threat of flooding in the UAE will become greater as climate anomalies increase.

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By
DEBORA LAKSMI INDRASWARI
· 5 minutes read
Abandoned vehicles were stranded in the middle of floods caused by heavy rain along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Thursday, April 18, 2024.
AP PHOTO/CHRISTOPER PIKE

Abandoned vehicles were stranded in the middle of floods caused by heavy rain along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Heavy rain in the United Arab Emirates has caused major flooding once again. Weather engineering and climate change suspected to be the cause do not diminish the fact that the drainage infrastructure system is also not functioning optimally. Without improvements to the water channel system, the threat of flooding will only increase as extreme weather intensifies due to climate anomaly.

The heavy rain that occurred on Tuesday (16/4/2024) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) caused a major flood in one of the world's largest oil-producing countries. Data shows that the incident was caused by the highest rainfall in the last 75 years.

Editor:
BUDIAWAN SIDIK ARIFIANTO
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