The RAK police oversee a rescue operation.
In cooperation with the rescue teams from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the RAK emergency and crisis team rescued 400 people trapped in the floods in the mountains and valleys.
Maj. Gen. Ali Abdullah Bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, General Manager of Ras Al Khaimah Police and Head of the Local Emergency and Crisis Management Team in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, confirmed that the teams transported the people to safe places, providing them medical support and food.
Ras Al Khaimah police also transported about 170 other people from the mountains after they were stranded.
"Logistics support and foodstuffs along with all needed medical requirements have been provided to the flood-stricken people who have been advised not to leave their places until they have been vacated to safer places," Al Nuaimi added.
Operations and efforts would likely to continue until the weather stabilises.
Major General Alwan explained that the local crisis and emergency team have built a sandy road between a mountain and some valleys to help stranded people. Efforts to help affected homes in many areas of RAK are in place.
The rescue operation is in full swing since the rain started.
Major General Alwan stressed that maintaining the safety of the members of the community is a top priority of the emergency team. He also said that there is no let up in the rescue operations and the teams are prepared for any emergency situation.
The NCM has expected that the volatile weather may remain likely today with rainfall of different intensities over most areas of the country, associated with thunder activity at times and hailstones fall.
Popular spots such as the Buhairah Corniche and Sharjah beach saw people capitalising on the opportunity that the change in weather gave.
The NCM said Saturday would be cloudy with a chance of scattered rain starting in the morning over the islands, gradually approaching the coasts and the Northern regions in the afternoon.
The scene was no different in Sharjah. Dark, ominous clouds dotted the skies on Sunday morning, heralding the prospect of a rainfall which subsequently hit the emirate. There were sporadic streaks of lightning witnessed by some residents.
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