Brigadier General Dr Mohammad Saeed Al Hamidi during his field visit to areas damaged by floods and rain in Ras Al Khaimah. WAM
This inspection was conducted by Brigadier General Dr Mohammad Saeed Al Hamidi, Director-General of Central Operations, during his field visit to areas damaged by floods and rain.
Several senior officers and representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and other concerned departments accompanied him.
The tour was organised under the directives of Major General Ali Abdullah Bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police and Head of the emirate’s Local Emergency and Crisis Management Team.
During the tour, they inspected all flooded sites and roads and assessed roads and bridges damaged by excessive rainfall and valley run-off.
The committee also prepared a detailed report on the damage and the necessary measures that must be taken to reduce risks and enhance security under the Ministry of Interior’s strategy to strengthen road security, maintain safety and protect lives and property.
The committee called on the public, living especially in mountainous areas, valleys, and near main roads, to be cautious and stay away from valleys and torrents.
They were advised to take alternative routes and immediately report any damage in the streets or accidents on the emergency numbers to the operations room of the Ras Al Khaimah Police, which works around the clock.
The RAK Police and crisis teams affirmed that they provided support to over 200 persons who were stranded in the mountains, and secured the traffic for their vehicles to safe areas away from the flood-hit valleys.
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In cooperation with local departments, Sheikh Mohammed directed that arrangement be made in hotels near flood-hit areas to accommodate all affected families, as well as those living in areas that may pose a danger to their residents during heavy rain.
Al Tunaiji said the specialized police teams worked in coordination with the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management Authority to respond to any emergencies as a result of torrential rains and floods in several regions of the country.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, also sent similar messages to President Abdul Hamid and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion.
This was on Friday evening, when the operations room was alerted about a brawl among members of one family in a house located in an area of the emirate. A police force immediately dispatched to the location of the house to deal with the incident.
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