The Middle Eastern country has been hit by rain storms since Thursday. Several areas across the country have been flooded due to a lack of proper drainage systems.
The residents of Kuwait City have been posting videos on social media showing cars and buses submerged by flood water and inoperable traffic lights causing huge traffic jams. The rains are expected to continue through Sunday.
One more video of Kuwait flood… pic.twitter.com/Pmz9xkzQyZ— Sudhir V. Menon (@sudhirmenonv) 9 ноября 2018 г.
The Interior Ministry advised the country’s residents to leave their houses only in case of emergency and ask security forces for help in crossing flooded streets. Meanwhile, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said one person drowned in a mudslide on Friday.
Ahmed Fadli, born in 1986, had drowned while rescuing his family, the KFSD wrote on Twitter. The mudflow carried him for 3 kilometres [1.9 miles], the authority added.