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Sharjah and Fujairah flood: Historic rainfall, safety alert issued

July 28, 2022: The Fujairah Port has witnessed the highest amount of rain in the country in 27 years with a record of 221.8 mm rainfall.

The rainfall was accompanied by hailstorm and lightning in Al Bithnah Road towards Masafi and with lightning and thunderstorm in Fujairah International Airport, Suhaila in Sharjah and Al Manama in Ajman, Gulf Today reported.

Around 3,897 people have been placed in temporary shelter in Sharjah and Fujairah. According to the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (Ncema), hotels have capacity to accommodate an additional 1,885 people.

The National Centre of Meteorology issued a safety alert regarding the flood-hit areas of Sharjah and Fujairah. For any emergency, the public have been asked to call 999.