Dubai Flood Disaster: What Went Wrong?
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Dubai Flood Disaster: What Went Wrong?

This is the ship which causes artificial rain through cloud seeding in the United Arab Emirates. Its registration number is n 6151 A and it is a ship of a private company of America. After looking at the flight data records, I came to know that the ship with the same registration number is in Dubai. Just one day before the flood, take-off took place from Zayed International Airport in Abu Dhabi at 4 pm on 15 April 2024. Looking at the satellite view records, it was found that on this very day and at this time, there were a lot of clouds over the United Arab Emirates which were It was probably the responsibility of this ship to rain.

UAE Rain Mystery

Where did this plane go after take off and what did it do? It is generally thought that the climate of UAE is very dry and There is very little rain there, but this time, not in a few days, but in a few hours, as much rain has fallen as Dubai sees in the whole year. Due to the excellent administration system of Dubai, it is also called Mini Europe, but this time Mini Europe. Lakhs of vehicles went to homes, shops and offices and there was no water supply for the next five days.

Is it a result of cloud seeding in Dubai or did their sewerage system fail and if yes then how? On 14 April 2024, a series of rains from the Gulf of Oman along with a strong storm will hit Oman. It enters and torrential rains hit Oman first. Water accumulates on the roads and 20 people lose their lives. In no time, this sequence enters UAE by 16th April. Initially, it is a normal rain only. It was understood that it was up to 20 mm but the rain gradually increased and lasted only a few hours.

Torrential Rain Paralyzes Dubai

In India it reaches from 20 mm to 142 mm about 5/2 inches. Due to standing water several feet deep on the busy roads of Dubai, the traffic system here gets disrupted and people get imprisoned in their homes. While in some areas, information has been received about waist-deep water accumulation even inside the houses. It can be seen in that valuables in people’s homes have been destroyed due to water.

Due to the closure of all the shops. People run out of food and drink and become distressed due to hunger, but The rain shows no sign of stopping, even at Dubai International Airport, where thousands of flights normally land in a day. Due to knee-deep water standing on the runway, this airport started presenting such a scene on the flight radar that the planes that were at the airport were standing there. They remained standing while all the incoming flights started being diverted. Instead of hours, the journey of the passengers present at the airport started turning into days. The seemingly minor rain gradually brought the world’s most developed city of to a complete jam. Dubai gives and schools are closed for office suits.

Unprecedented Rainfall in Dubai

The owner of a famous insurance company says that in just one week, we have received thousands of vehicle insurance claims which is 400 more than before. Similarly, insurance claims worth lakhs of rupees have been received from restaurants and shops. Meterology authorities say that recording of weather data was started from 1949 and this was the highest rainfall in UAE in 75 years from 1949 till now, but the real question is which It is present in everyone’s mind that what happened that the world.

The dry area of ​​Dubai got engulfed by such heavy rains. After the devastation caused by the rains, a rumor started spreading on social media that this rain is the result of cloud seeding in Dubai. Is this rumor really true? 15th April 2024 around 4 pm Abu The plane with registration number N6 1551A took off from Dhabi Airport, which has normally been seen in UAE cloud seeding activity before. It can be seen in its route that first it went straight over the mountainous area on the East Coast of the United Arab Emirates and He made rounds there and then went to Sharjah.

Cloud Seeding Controversy

Similar rounds were made again at two different locations in the East and then finally after making a round over Lahbab in the East of Dubai also, it landed back at Abu Dhabi Airport at around 5:30 in the evening but United Arab Emirates The deputy director of the National Center for Metrology of Dubai says that the cloud seeding plane had definitely taken off that day but it had not done any seeding activity. Cloud seeding was done for the first time in Dubai in 1990 due to water shortage. The basic rule of nemturi is this. That whenever such clouds are seen which are just forming then at that time.

Particles are sprayed on them through the ship, which are mostly salt or silver iodide. When this salt comes in contact with the moisture present in the clouds, the vapors first convert into ice crystals and then due to being heavy, it starts raining. As soon as the temperature changes while coming down, they turn from ice to droplets. If the United Arab Emirates does not do cloud seeding, then these clouds will naturally go somewhere else and rain, but are these really the rains and floods that have hit Dubai and Oman? Was this the result of cloud seeding.

Debate Over Cloud Seeding

No because people say that because of the storm that was already coming, cloud seeding played the role of a catalyst and then the matter went out of Dubai’s hands, but from my investigation it appears that so much rain is the result of cloud seeding. It cannot be because the aircraft we tracked was hovering only over UAE and not over Oman, whereas if seen in the satellite view, the clouds themselves were coming from Oman. Experts also have a similar opinion. It is said that cloud seeding definitely causes rain but not so much rain.

That rain is not created by cloud seeding, rather the rain is already present in the air, it is just rained on, that is why holding cloud seeding responsible for this flood is not right under any circumstances. Imperial Frederick Otto, a famous climate expert from the College of London, says that these rains are the result of human climate change, that is, due to our mistakes, the climate around the world is changing, which includes our agricultural processes, industrial processes and destruction of forests. The whole world is full of change

If such rains had happened in a country where it rains regularly, then perhaps the whole world might have to suffer losses due to extreme weather changes in the coming few years. The damage would not have been as severe as it has been in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The reason for this is that there is generally not much rainfall in the UAE and Oman, hence there is no proper drainage system here and the city is facing flood-like conditions, often referred to as Nimturi Cent Flood. That urban engineering can test climate change.

Challenges in Dubai’s Infrastructure

The first thing that has failed is that we should not forget that Dubai was built on sand which absorbs water easily, but if we cover this sand with concrete then obviously its ability to absorb water becomes less. It will happen and something similar has happened with Dubai too. Real estate developers have changed the natural terrain of Dubai and now the land here holds very little water, which is why after every few years the sewerage system here has to be replaced. The second issue is that the population of Dubai is increasing day by day and with the population the waste is also increasing.

We do not see garbage on the streets of Dubai, but this garbage has to go somewhere. Dubai’s sewerage system is not big enough to drain 142 mm of rain water suddenly, so when the water started standing, it started flowing. By carrying away the waste, it easily blocked the already small sewerage system and the matter became worse. Usually, when such a situation arises, at that time the blocked sewerage line is identified There is also something like New York City in it. Such was the situation, water stood in schools, roads and houses, sewerage lines which were already in water.

Climate Change Impact: UAE and Oman Flooding

Rains had happened in a country where it rains regularly, then perhaps the whole world might have to suffer losses due to extreme weather changes in the coming few years. The damage would not have been as severe as it has been in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The reason for this is that there is generally not much rainfall in the UAE and Oman, hence there is no proper drainage system here and the city is facing flood-like conditions, often referred to as Nimturi Cent Flood. That urban engineering can test climate change.

The first thing that has failed is that we should not forget that Dubai was built on sand which absorbs water easily, but if we cover this sand with concrete then obviously its ability to absorb water becomes less. It will happen and something similar has happened with Dubai too. Real estate developers have changed the natural terrain of Dubai and now the land here holds very little water, which is why after every few years the sewerage system here has to be replaced. The second issue is that the population of Dubai is increasing day by day and with the population the waste is also increasing.

Sewerage Crisis in Dubai

Due to the soil, there was half of the square, when suddenly there was more water in it, then it could not bear it. It sounds a bit strange but till now many areas in Dubai have not been given sewerage connections, even in the world’s highest sky. Even Burj Khalifa does not have a scraper. All the waste of Burj Khalifa is stored in a septic tank and it is emptied on a daily basis with the help of dumpers. Luckily, in the rain of 16th April, Dubai has resources and technology as well as better management. was present, therefore, as soon as possible, mostly with the help of tankers and machinery.

Water was removed from the locations and the system was restored but this was not the last rain. Such rains can happen again because the threat of climate change is always looming, that is why the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. 80 billion rupees have been approved for additional sewerage lines in Dubai, that is, this is the same amount with which 15 Burj Khalifa’s can be rebuilt.