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Hundreds of people were rescued in flooded parts of Fujairah on July 27, 2022.

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UAE’s heaviest rainfall in 30 years: 870 stranded residents rescued in flood-hit Fujairah

The Ministry of Defence said a total of 870 people were rescued from flood-hit areas of Fujairah, which saw the UAE’s heaviest rainfall in three decades on Wednesday (July 27).

According to the ministry, rescuers were able to evacuate people stranded in flooded areas or trapped in their homes, with 3,897 people transferred to shelters in Sharjah and Fujairah.

There were no casualties or injuries reported. Weather officials said the rain on Wednesday was the heaviest that the UAE has seen in more than 30 years.

Volunteers and clean-up teams have been working round-the-clock to clean up debris and pools of water left by the heavy rainfall and help those affected in flood-hit areas.

The unsettled weather is expected to ease slightly on Friday (July 29), but the weather bureau forecasts a chance of rain over parts of the country.

Meanwhile, non-essential workers from private and public sectors are allowed to work from home on Friday on orders of the UAE Government if they are in flood-hit areas.

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has called on hotels to provide temporary accommodation to those displaced by floods in their area. ICA/Expat Media

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Hundreds of people were rescued in flooded parts of Fujairah on July 27, 2022. FUJAIRAH MEDIA OFFICE


Hundreds of people were rescued in flooded parts of Fujairah on July 27, 2022. FUJAIRAH MEDIA OFFICE


Hundreds of people were rescued in flooded parts of Fujairah on July 27, 2022. FUJAIRAH MEDIA OFFICE


Hundreds of people were rescued in flooded parts of Fujairah on July 27, 2022. FUJAIRAH MEDIA OFFICE


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Residents in flood-hit areas of Fujairah are rescued on July 27, 2022.


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