The National Guard and the state police used helicopters and boats to rescue dozens of people from homes and vehicles.
Khadim said the initiative was launched in cooperation with the competent authorities represented by the General Command of Sharjah Police, Civil Defence, the National Authority for Crisis, Emergency and Disaster Management, the Department of Social Services, and the Emergency Housing Department to support Sharjah Charity’s humanitarian role.
External roads connecting Sharjah with the cities of the Eastern Region have been fully reopened to traffic movement, including Sharjah-Kalba Road, Sharjah-Khorfakkan Road, in addition to the internal streets in Khorfakkan.
Hessa directed the task force to put a plan for the next phase regarding effects of rain and floods in the eastern region in terms of cleaning of the affected areas by the volunteers in cooperation with the competent authorities.
The SRTA has announced that as of Saturday (July 30, 2022), the passenger transportation service to the Eastern Region via intercity buses to the City Center point in the Emirate of Fujairah has been resumed.
"Around 60 volunteers are taking care of families after their transfer to hotel housing units, especially families of senior citizens, children, and families who have no breadwinner or need help during the emergency shelter period,” said Al Tunaiji.
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.
The UAE weather body said rain accompanied at times by lightning and thunder fell on most areas of the country on Wednesday, causing valleys to be flooded and water to accumulate in some areas. The highest rainfall volume in the country was recorded in 27 years during July in Fujairah Port at 221.8 mm.
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.