Videos Show Roads Flooded, Cars Submerged In UAE After Flash Flood Triggered By Heavy Rain

Flooding in the UAE was caused by heavy rainfall on Thursday.

In a rare event, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was hit by heavy rainfall on Thursday, causing flooding in many areas. Several videos have surfaced on social media showing people being rescued by rescuers from Sharjah and Fujairah. The two cities have been hit hard, especially Fujairah due to its mountainous terrain and valleys. People living in Dubai and Abu Dhabi reported significantly less rain. Many people were seen seeking shelter in hotels and other places to escape the unusual summer flood.

Footage on Twitter shows cars parked on the streets of Fujairah completely submerged in water, which is seen as they enter the already empty shops in Kalba Market.

Another video shows roads at the entrance to the city badly damaged by flooding. You see cars driving on a road filled with potholes and asphalt is coming loose on many parts.

According to Khaleej Times, the downpour resulted in flash flooding in the eastern parts of the UAE that damaged homes and washed away vehicles. Military vehicles were used to rescue people from the affected areas. The emirate’s weather department has already issued a red warning citing “dangerous weather conditions”. It said cloudy conditions will continue for the next few days, adding that convective clouds could cause rain “to the east and extend over some internal and southern areas”.

the national said in a report that nearly 900 people were rescued by rescuers. It further said 3,897 people have been placed in temporary shelter in Sharjah and Fujairah and will remain there until their homes are deemed safe to return.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) said climate change is responsible for the increased frequency of heavy rainfall in the Emirates.

Global warming and climate change may be one of the reasons responsible for the increase in the frequency of rains in the UAE. England has recorded its highest temperature ever, amid a heat wave enveloping parts of Europe. so clear Another factor (for rain in the UAE) is that the El Nino and La Nina phenomena are climate patterns that can influence the weather worldwide,” the agency said in a statement. Khaleej Times.

The UAE cabinet has instructed all federal departments to make arrangements while the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has issued the same notice to private sector institutions.

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