Weathering the Storm: Here’s How Bahrain Is Working To Rise Above It All


Last week, Bahrain faced a massive storm that swept through the island, bringing with it strong winds and torrential rain. The deluge led to widespread flooding, prompting the closure of schools and making roads impassable. Officials urged extra caution while driving, emphasizing the need for safety amidst the chaos.

Rainy start to the week


@lovinbahrain ⚠️Bahrain got hit with a severe thunderstorm this evening bringing in strong winds and heavy rains. Residents were urged to drive safely and remain indoors due to flooding on the roads. ⚠️ The storm is forecasted to continue on tomorrow. #lovinbahrain #fyp #fypシ゚ #bahrainstorm ♬ original sound – Lovin Bahrain

The community showed their resilience during this time

Even when reports of fires broke out across the island, residents banded together to help extinguish flames and help reverse the havoc that was wrecked by the storm.

As a result of the rain, the Ministry of Education suspended classes across all educational institutions, and the Crown Prince ordered compensation for all those who were affected by serious damages.




It’s been all hands on since last week

Amist the aftermath of the storm, reports emerged of a gas leak at Bapco refineries in Sitra. Concerns over air quality quickly prompted the Ministry of Education and the Supreme Council for Environment, forcing them to extend leave for another week for a list of schools in the district.



Concerns have started to grow

As Bahrain grappled with the aftermath of the storm, the deteriorating air quality also quickly became an issue. The US Embassy in Bahrain issued an alert, warning of unhealthy air quality due to elevated levels of PM2.5 pollutants.

That means there are extremely small particles in the air that can penetrate deep into the lungs when inhaled, potentially causing adverse health effects!


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Communities are starting to speak out

Affected neighbourhoods near the gas tanks that leaked have voiced their concerns through protests, demanding accountability and action from authorities. Social media platforms have been buzzing with videos of strange substances found near their homes, highlighting their anxieties over their environmental safety these days.


Bahrain even made this not-so-great list today!


Make sure you stay safe!

It’s essential to prioritize your health and safe during times of poor air quality – avoid outdoor exercise, keep your windows closed, and consider getting an air quality monitor to track pollution levels indoors. Wearing a mask can also help filter out harmful particles.

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