Overall Green alert Flood
in Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101237
Death: 6
Displaced: -
Countries: Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates
From - To 31 Dec - 02 Jan

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Oman, UAE and Kuwait, Late December 2021 to Early January 2022Heavy rain affected parts of the Arabian Peninsula in late December 2021, causing flash flooding in Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. Media in Oman, quoting Civil Defence, reported 6 people died in floods in Oman and 20 were rescued, mostly in areas around Muscat, Al Batinah South and Ad Dakhiliyah. In UAE, 3 people were rescued in Sharjah after a vehicle was swept away by floods. In Kuwait, the Fire Service said teams responded to 103 calls for help and rescued 106 people who were stranded on flooded roads and in houses following heavy rain overnight 01 to 02 January 2022. In Saudi Arabia, Civil Defence reported flood rescues in Rumah and Huraymila, among others. Local media reported roads were flooded in Eastern Province and areas of Dammam city.Mon 3 Jan 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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Middle East – Deadly Floods in Oman and Iran2022-01-04T10:46+0100.

Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Media in Oman, quoting Civil Defence, reported on 01 January 2022 that 6 people had died in floods in Oman and 20 were rescued, mostly in areas around Muscat, Al Batinah South and Ad Dakhiliyah. Further h
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