The UAE Cabinet has directed all federal departments working in Sharjah, RAK and Fujairah, that their non-essential employees work remotely on Thursday and Friday.
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.
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.
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.
The quick response from the government entities and volunteers to save people struggling with heavy rain and floods in the United Arab Emirates is highly laudable
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has stated that the weather conditions that prevailed in the country over the past four days have now reversed, adding that rainclouds are expected to continue to be formed and temperatures to rise gradually by four to five degrees Celsius over the upcoming days.
During the tour, they inspected all flooded sites and roads and assessed roads and bridges damaged by excessive rainfall and valley run-off.
The emirate had braced up to address this anticipated summer deluge, by monitoring potential risks and reviewing federal response plans, to ensure the readiness of emergency crews and mechanisms, and spread awareness and safety tips.
The lowest temperature recorded on the country on Friday was 24.4°C in Raknah area in Al Ain, at 03:45 am. The NCM also expected that the weather from Saturday to Tuesday would be clear to partly cloudy