Schools have not been closed in Qatar today despite rumors to the contrary, the country’s education ministry has said.
The announcement comes following heavy downpours yesterday that left much of the country leaky and flooded.
However, an intense cleanup soon ensued, and schools will continue as normal today, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education tweeted:
نود التأكيد على استمرار الدراسة بشكل اعتيادي غدا الأحد الموافق ٢٧ نوفمبر الجاري في جميع المراحل الدراسية.
— وزارة التعليم (@Qatar_Edu) November 26, 2016
Strong winds and thunderstorms are still in the forecast today, but the rain is not expected to be as heavy as yesterday.
According to the Qatar Meteorology Department (MET), Abu Hamour was the hardest hit by rains yesterday, receiving some 35.3 mm by 5:30pm.
? مطرُنا بفضل الله ورحمته
كميات الأمطار المسجلة خلال يومي الجمعة والسبت
Rainfall on Friday & Saturday pic.twitter.com/wZ1p8lrU2g
— أرصاد قطر (@Qatar_Weather) November 26, 2016
Al Shahaniya got 27.3mm and the Doha International Airport area saw 23.3mm.
On Friday, Hamad International Airport clocked 24.2mm.
However, at least one incident was not the public works authority’s fault.
Many people this morning are talking about a viral video of a dramatic rescue yesterday.
— فريق الإنقاذ القطري (@qatarrescueteam) November 26, 2016
The footage shows a waterlogged driver being rescued by Civil Defense.
However, according to Ashghal, the man had driven into a camel underpass not intended for vehicles.
تؤكد#أشغال أن الصورة المتداولة لسائق عند مساعدته من قبل الدفاع المدني للخروج من سيارته كانت لسيره خلال معبر ترابي للجمال فقط وليس للسيارات
— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) November 26, 2016
How’s your neighborhood looking this morning? Thoughts?