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Back to Work Sunrise

Last night, in the middle of the night, I thought I heard raindrops on the window. I was too drowsy to get up and look, but this morning I can see the pavement is damp and small almost-puddles, so I think we had a small shower, at least where I live.

The sky looks like it might turn blue, well above the horizon, but the horizon is thick and threatening – it almost reminds me of Fires of Kuwait, the award winning show at the Kuwait Science Center about the teams who put out the fires set by Saddam Hussein’s retreating forces as they tried to inflict one final devastation on the Kuwait economy. I can’t imagine what it must have been like here while the wells were being capped, and I wonder if anyone is keeping statistics on the history of health issues of those who were here during that terrible time.

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It is 55°F / 13°C at 0700; Weather Underground: Kuwait shows no precipitation, so maybe I imagined it.

February 27, 2008 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, sunrise series, Weather

6 Comments »

  1. Yesterday a relative told me that the environmental damages reached as far as Japan. I’ve also heard that cancer rate has risen since. Not sure though as I have no statistics.

    I still remember coming back to Kuwait for the first time after the invasion. There was still darkness from the oil well fires. But we were so happy to be back and if my memory doesn’t fail me I think we all clapped 😀

    Comment by 7zaya | February 27, 2008 | Reply

  2. It did rain! I didn’t believe it either :O

    Comment by 3baid | February 27, 2008 | Reply

  3. 7zaya – There does seem to be a lot of cancer, and a lot of respiratory issues. I’m not any kind of medical expert; I hope someone who is is gathering data on this. Hey hey hey, I am guessing you are on your work computer, and you ARE getting through!

    3baid – It doesn’t look like we will be getting any more. I remember BIG rains in Kuwait, and big loud thunderstorms, too!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 27, 2008 | Reply

  4. beautiful 🙂

    Comment by Amu | February 27, 2008 | Reply

  5. Amu, you are always so kind.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 28, 2008 | Reply

  6. Yepp, the rain was great 🙂
    I was only out for the start, but the morning air was awesome.

    Regarding health issues.
    Well, they are still polluting the air here big time.
    I don’t think we need Saddam for that 😦
    The Sulfur smell is nasty and the smell alone makes you sick 😦
    I don’t want to know what else it does to our health.

    Comment by rainmountain | February 28, 2008 | Reply


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