We may be in the midst of the peak summer months, but over the last couple of days, the UAE has been engulfed in rainfall.
While rainfall has varied across different areas of the country, some parts have been heavily affected by major floods occurring in northern emirates including Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah.
The National Centre of Meteorology has forecast more heavy rain and storms across the emirates and the Ministry of Interior has issued a safety warning for UAE citizens and residents.
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) July 27, 2022
The Ministry has called on all drivers to be extra vigilant when driving on the roads and non-essential private and public sector employees in flood-affected areas have been encouraged to stay home.
— وزارة الداخلية (@moiuae) July 27, 2022
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also issued a directive for the Ministry of Community Development to accommodate those who have been displaced by the floods, providing them with temporary shelter.
تعلن قيادة العمليات المشتركة عن تنفيذها عملية "الأيدي الوفية" في دعمها للسلطات المدنية في إمارة الفجيرة التي تعرضت ليلة البارحة الأربعاء لمنخفض جوي، وتركزت العملية علي إنقاذ العالقين في المناطق المغمورة بالمياه وإنقاذ المحاصرين داخل بيوتهم حيث تم اخلاءهم لمناطق الايواء دون خسائر pic.twitter.com/U7Q36s1SDQ
— وزارة الدفاع |MOD UAE (@modgovae) July 28, 2022
Emergency services and Civil Defense have been working tirelessly in order to help those in need and to help clear the overflow of water with flood pumps across the affected emirates.
Stay safe everyone!
In pics: Rain in the UAE
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