VIDEO: UAE Police and Civil Defence teams rescue citizens and residents from flood-affected Fujairah - GulfToday

VIDEO: UAE Police and Civil Defence teams rescue citizens and residents from flood-affected Fujairah

UAE Armed Forces move residents from flood-affected areas of Fujairah.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The joint operations command announced implementation of the "Loyal Hands" operation in support of the civil authorities in the Emirate of Fujairah, which witnessed weather fluctuations that led to floods in various areas in the emirate on Wednesday evening. This was revealed by the Ministry of Defence on its account on twitter.

An aerial view shows most of Fujairah flooded after heavy rainfall.

The Ministry explained that the operation contributed to rescuing the stranded people in the flooded areas and rescuing those who were trapped inside their homes, as they were transferred to safe areas.

A video shared by Ministry Of Interior showed Civil Defence team rescuing a family in Al-Faseel area of Fujairah.

No injuries were reported, the Ministry confirmed.

UAE Air Wing transferred medical cadres from Fujairah to Kalba Hospital.

The Sharjah Police confirmed the readiness of the security and rescue teams around the clock to deal with the exceptional weather situation, calling upon all members of society to abide by the security instructions so that they are safe.

The police also emphasised the need to comply with the instructions related to not going to the Eastern Region now, unless it's absolutely necessary. There has been considerable impact of the weather fluctuations on the region, leading to torrential rain, and flooded roads and valleys. So visitors should steer clear of the Eastern Region until the weather is normal.

In the meantime, the Police and Civil Defence teams are working effortlessly to ensure and protect individuals and properties. The Sharjah Police urged residents in the Eastern Region to deal with emergency weather conditions with utmost responsibility, exercise the utmost care and caution, and stay away from places of surface run-offs, torrents and rainwater pools.

This will stop the breakdown of vehicles not familiar with negotiating the roads in these areas under adverse weather conditions. They are also advised to report immediately any accidents, via the emergency number /999/.

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