The Flooding Thread

Old Feb 28th 2010, 3:35 am
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Please report any major flooding incidents on here. So far, there has been yet more flooding at Dubai Mall, this time not from the Aquarium. Expecting water ingress to affect Dubai Outlet Mall too.
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All clear at the Greens area
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Emirates Road closed near Sharjah this morning.
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Obviously nobody else is interested. Anyway, Gulf News say that all schools in Dubai are closed today because of the heavy rain. Odd coz my little one is definitely at school today.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/ed...-rain-1.589790
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I know I saw that, mine is at school too
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I know I saw that, mine is at school too
According to the National, all schools are open
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs....100221835/1010
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my villa is farked, the entire front of the place is apparently a thinly disguised sieve. with the window frames acting as a cunning piece of drainage channel.


oh you meant in town, ah who cares, my house is drowned
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Arabian Ranches seems to be OK. Went to Bur Dubai this am via Emirates Road and Al Ain road and all was clear (apart from a large puddle near Ras al Khor). Returned via SZR and Umm Suqeim and all clear there, too, apart from, again, some large puddles on either side of the roads.

Forecast seems to be ok until Monday pm through Wednesday pm when there's a chance of more rain and thunderstorms:

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/...chType=WEATHER
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Traffic nightmare for workers going home to Sharjah nearly 24 hours after the rainfall. I was in Sharjah Industrial Area this morning, where the water was over 3ft deep in places. Why can't they spend a little more on improving the existing drainage system rather than building new towers and the like?

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/tr...-road-1.590281
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one of my colleagues took 5 1/2 hours to get home to sharjah last night, what a total sodding mare...you think they would sort this out in the 9+ months of the year when it doesn't rain...

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Why can't they spend a little more on improving the existing drainage system rather than building new towers and the like?
same reason there isnt a decent sewage system.
they cost money to build and you cant sell em for a profit
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same reason there isnt a decent sewage system.
they cost money to build and you cant sell em for a profit
And whats the point of building something that you can't name after Khalifa????
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And whats the point of building something that you can't name after Khalifa????
just caught myself typing a reply I'm fairly certain would have seen me get my free flight home.
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just caught myself typing a reply I'm fairly certain would have seen me get my free flight home.
And here we are saying on another thread that we don't believe all that 'they're watching us' crapola...
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And here we are saying on another thread that we don't believe all that 'they're watching us' crapola...
people can believe what they want but having dealt with the main man for the internet in dubai (by a fortuitous accident) i aint saying shit along the lines i was heading

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