Sharjah activates WhatsApp number 065015161 for flood-affected residents - GulfToday

Sharjah activates WhatsApp number 065015161 for flood-affected residents

Tanker trucks flush out floodwaters from Al Khan, Sharjah. Kamal Kassim/ Gulf Today

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The local team for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management in Sharjah directed the Sharjah Social Services Department to receive urgent requests from families affected as a result of the exceptional circumstances resulting from the weather conditions.

The team was directed to receive requests via the WhatsApp application through the number 065015161, and to send the data to the affected families, based on which urgent measures can be taken.

The authorities in cooperation with various relevant departments continued to develop immediate solutions and take urgent measures that reduce the burden of the consequences of the weather condition and ensure the safety and security of all individuals in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Authorities and communities across the UAE were clearing debris after homes and businesses were damaged in a rare torrential storm.
The extent of the damage was not immediately clear as emergency workers sought to drain flooded roads across the country hours after heavy rain subsided late on Tuesday.
The UAE saw record rainfall with 254 mm (10 inches) falling in less than 24 hours in Al Ain, a city on the UAE-Oman border, according to the national meteorology centre. That was the most since records began in 1949, before the UAE was formed in 1971.


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