Statement regarding the delay of a number of flights at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abdallah Shahin - | UAE

Etihad Airways has made an announcement regarding the anticipated delays in the carrier's flights on Wednesday, April 17, as a result of the inclement weather conditions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways stated that it will collaborate with the impacted passengers to assist them in modifying their travel arrangements and reaching their ultimate destinations.

Etihad Airways extended an invitation to travelers to access the airline's official website in order to get information regarding aircraft take-off schedules. The airline emphasized the continued emphasis on ensuring the safety of both guests and crew members.

Conversely, the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority has established a series of precautionary measures to mitigate the hazards posed by heavy rain, lightning, and thunderstorms. These measures include staying at home and refraining from leaving unless absolutely necessary, as well as refraining from using mobile phones in public areas during thunderstorms. Park vehicles at remote, secure, and elevated locations above meandering valleys, reefs, and bodies of water.

The governing body recommended against permitting children to engage in outdoor play under atypical weather circumstances, and recommended the placement of objects that may become airborne as a result of strong winds, such as metal panels and television networks, among others.

According to her, individuals who are outside their residence should endeavor to locate a low, secure location and refrain from standing beneath tall, isolated trees and electricity poles. Additionally, they should exercise caution when operating a vehicle in areas inundated with water, as the forceful flow of water may result in the loss of control over the vehicle. It is important to note the necessity of maintaining a safe distance from electrical power lines.

She emphasized the importance of disconnecting the electrical current from home appliances during thunderstorms to safeguard them from the flow of current in case a lightning bolt passes through the home network. Additionally, it is crucial to promptly relocate to the nearest building or car to seek a secure shelter.

Additionally, it emphasized the need of refraining from using or standing in elevated locations and on the rooftops of structures, particularly those that are now being built.

The authority recommended that drivers take precautions when driving in heavy rain, such as using warning signals and lamps, reducing speed, avoiding overtaking, maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles, and stopping completely outside the road if needed. The authority emphasized the significance of exercising extreme caution on the roads to avoid skidding or the loss of road features. And restricted visual acuity.

According to the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, it is advisable to implement preventive measures in the face of rain or hail in order to mitigate their potential damage to property. This entails adhering to safety instructions, refraining from being influenced by rumors, and relying on information obtained from official sources.

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