Heavy Rains: 170 trapped on UAE’s highest peak rescued

By Eudore R. Chand

RAS AL KHAIMAH 15 April 2019: In cooperation with rescue teams from Abu Dhabi and Dubai police, RAK emergency and crisis team succeeded in rescuing some 400 stranded people from mountains and valleys of Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah police transported about 170 people from the mountains alone, including from Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the UAE.

The rescued were provided medical support and food.

Major General Ali bin Alwan said that maintaining the safety of the trapped and other members of the community is a priority for the crisis and local emergency team and that no one will hesitate to provide any assistance or support to those affected. “We all are ready for any emergency until the end of the weather conditions experienced by the emirate.”

He said efforts to help affected homes in many areas of the emirate are ongoing.

Major General Alwan explained that the local crisis and emergency team has built a sand road between a mountain and some valleys so that people stranded due to heavy rains can cross safely.

Major General Ali bin Alwan said: “Logistics support and food stuffs along with all needed medical requirements have been provided to the flood-stricken people who have been advised not to leave their places until they have been vacated to safer places.”

“The local emergency and crisis management team in Ras Al Khaimah likewise provided the trapped people, whose homes have been wreaked by the torrential rains and flow of valleys, with needed assistance,” he told Wam, affirming that all police departments in the emirate are sparing no efforts to provide necessary support and ensure the public’s safety.

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