The next day

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Our office

I just drove in to work since I have some stuff I need to finish up. On the Gulf Road the hardest hit area was from where Fuddruckers starts to Souk Sharq. There you can see trees that had fallen and street lights that had toppled over. Once I got to Kuwait City the new blue glass tower adjacent to Muthana Complex housing Starbucks and Boots seemed to have gotten hit pretty badly. There was glass all over the street and most of the area around the building is surrounded by yellow warning tape. When I got to my office I was expecting it to have flooded but instead I was greeted with a physically devastated reception area. That was one hell of a storm last night.


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Videos of Hurricane Kuwaitina

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Lots of videos are showing up on YouTube of Hurricane Kuwaitina. Here are the best so far:

Souk Sharq, Tornado Day (embedded above)
الماي داخل مركز السلطان سوق شرق
غرقت سوق شرق
hani rain 1
Kuwait
Snow in Kuwait
Kuwait First Twister
Holding ice in Kuwait
Hurricane Sibeecha
Hurricane Kuwaitina

Looks like Souk Sharq got pretty messed up.


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Pictures of Hurricane Kuwaitina aftermath

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Hurricane Kuwaitina

A lot of people have started sending in some pictures of the Hurricane Kuwaitina aftermath. You can check them by clicking [Here]

If you have any pictures send them to kuwaitina@gmail.com

Update:
Found this news article by AFP

Gale-force storm, hail showers hit Kuwait
KUWAIT CITY (AFP) — One person was killed and several wounded on Friday when a strong sandstorm triggered by gale-force winds and hail lashed the desert state of Kuwait, officials said.

The victim, a man, drowned in the sea while several people were injured at a shopping mall where glass shattered and fell on shoppers, a security official said.

The meteorological department said the storm was caused by gale-force winds that blew in “semi-tornado” fashion at around 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour and warned that a similar storm is expected to hit the emirate on Saturday.

The violent winds also uprooted hundreds of traffic signposts, billboards, and trees and damaged many cars in several parts of Kuwait, witnesses reported.

Authorities appealed to people to stay indoors.


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Mishaal Al Roomi where were you?

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Q8Weather

I am finding Mishaal’s predictions pretty inaccurate at the moment. [Link]


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Hurricane Kuwaitina

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Kuwaitina

Ok, I got the power back on in my flat. Although my windows were all closed dust still managed to come into the house and now EVERYTHING has a layer of sand on it. I couldn’t see ANYTHING outside my window. When I first heard the wind I looked outside and I saw a cloud of sand literally sweep into my block like a huge wave, something I’ve only seen in movies. Within second visibility dropped down to like 10cm, I couldn’t see ANYTHING outside. That extremely powerful wind with dust continued for a couple of minutes before I started hearing a banging sound on my window. I stepped back thinking whatever was hitting my window was going to break it but then I noticed it was rain drops. In a few seconds it started raining really strong and the dust cleared up but then I noticed the rain was so powerful and in such large quantity that water started pouring into my apartment like a waterfall from the window sill. I quickly grabbed a ton of towels and started to do what I can to hold back the water. Once I got that under control I called Nat up to see if she was ok.

Kuwaitina

Nat was at the gym when the storm hit and she was extremely pissed. The power shutdown at her gym and when they tried to exit the building all exits were locked. The elevators stopped working so when they took the fire escape all the exits were blocked. Her and the other gym members are EXTREMELY pissed off now because if there had been a fire they would all have been fucked. And its not some small shabby gym, this happened at Flex!

Anyway I would like to thank susheeh for naming this storm Hurricane Kuwaitina. How hard were you guys hit? Post your experience in the comments below.

If you have any pictures email them to me: kuwaitina@gmail.com

Update: I am uploading all the pictures I get to a photo album which you can view by clicking [Here]


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???

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What the hell happened?? My block looks like New Orleans after Katrina! (Posted from my Nokia E61i)


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WHAT THE FUCK!

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What the fuck is going on outside. Suddenly there was super strength wind like a hurricane and its still happening. Fucking DUST STORM WITH RAIN, FUCK. Never seen anything like this before!!


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Blogs in Abwab Magazine

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abwab

A few blogs got mentioned in Abwab magazine’s latest issue. I’ve never seen the magazine before but Forzaq8 has a scan of the page on his blog. [Link]


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Q8car and Q8showroom down?

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Q8Car Q8Showroom

I was just checking Q8car and I couldn’t access it, when I tried Q8showroom I also couldn’t access them. Can’t be a coincidence that both sites are down. They’re both hosted in different places so I am guessing they’ve been hacked?

Update: Q8car is now back up, Q8showroom is still down.

Update 2: Both sites working fine now.


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Diwaniya on Damascus Street

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This video was shot earlier tonight by Ahed on Damascus Street. A diwaniya was being transported on a back of a truck when it hit the Adailiya bridge and fell off the truck onto the middle of the road. Is this the first drive-thru diwaniya? [YouTube]

Update: Here is another video from closer [YouTube]


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