Amman Municipality declares weather emergency

Amman, The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Thursday declared a state of emergency to deal with a depression that is forecast to bring rain and snow in the Kingdom.GAM announced a number of operation rooms set up for citizens to report any emergenci…

Amman, The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Thursday declared a state of emergency to deal with a depression that is forecast to bring rain and snow in the Kingdom.

GAM announced a number of operation rooms set up for citizens to report any emergencies or observations during the cold weather: 06 / 5359970, 06 /5359971 and 079/ 8166789.

GAM also called on citizens to remove light and moving objects from rooftops due to strong wind, urging those living in low-lying areas to keep away from flashfloods.

Other precautions, GAM issued were also not to connect rainwater gutters to wastewater pipes to avoid overwhelming the drainage which might cause flooding .

The municipality also urged contractors and owners of under-construction buildings to properly place their equipment and tools to prevent them from being carried away with rainwater or

blocking manholes which might cause flooding .

Source: Jordan News Agency