Waste management teams geared for storms

Waste management teams gear up for rough weather. (EB FILE)

Dubai Municipality's Waste Management Department has formulated a contingency plan in anticipation of the climatic conditions experienced by the the city on Sunday night, it was revealed yesterday

The rough weather, which is expected to continue for the next two days, has resulted in the plan.

The emergency management team, which includes 50 workers, 10 supervisors and 10 vehicles will cover all areas of the emirate and work has already begun, a Dubai Municipality release stated yesterday.

More than 688 drainage holes have been opened and cleaned in different roads where the most rainwater clogging was reported.

The team also responded to complaints and calls received by its office to remove fallen trees as a result of the severe wind and storm on Sunday evening with more than 35 such reports attended to, the release said.

A total of 42 waste containers were also removed, following the complaints.

The members of the team collected waste that were flown out of waste containers as a result of the strong wind and deposited back to the containers until the arrival of trucks for transporting waste.

The municipality team cleaned up the main streets of the sand accumulated on the shoulders of the streets that were causing obstruction to traffic. Work is still in force in accordance with the plan of action set for team members.

 

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