Cars Float Under Gushing Water as Floods Wreak Havoc in UAE

Although the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is primarily known for its deserts and hot climatic conditions, in a rare instance, heavy rains hit it on Thursday, resulting in flooding in several cities such as Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al-Khaimah. Now the internet has spawned several videos showing the horrific condition in different parts of the nation. While people leaving in Abu Dhabi and Dubai reported significantly less rain, the floods have really paralyzed Sharjah and Fujairah. Some aerial footage shows several vehicles submerged in the water and people being rescued.

In the now viral videos, you can also see many people running for shelter, trying to escape the unusual summer deluge. One video, however, has left the netizens baffled, in which the city of Sharjah can be completely flooded with water, with the water flow wreaking havoc on the famous Kalba market. In addition, the fierce waves of water can also be seen breaking the entrance and glasses of several stores. Another video, an aerial view of the city of Fujairah, reveals the aftermath of the flooding.

Another video shows the aftermath of flooding in Fujairah and shows the entire city badly damaged by flooding. Many vehicles lie upside down on the side of the road. According to the Khaleej Times, authorities have deployed military vehicles to rescue people from the affected areas. According to a recent report by Reuters news agency, seven Asian expatriates were found dead in the country on Friday after the recent flooding. The Nationals reported that at least 870 people have been rescued by the emergency team and 3,897 have been placed in temporary shelters.

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