Heavy rains and floods wreak havoc in Qatar, UAE

ISLAMABAD, July 29 (Alliance News): Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were hit by heavy rains yesterday, which flooded roads and forced many citizens to take shelter in hotels to avoid flooding.

According to foreign media, as a result of heavy rains, floods damaged houses and swept away vehicles in the eastern parts of the United Arab Emirates. Red alert was forced to issue.

In the photos and videos shared on social media, it can be seen that after almost a day of rain, vehicles were stuck on a highway due to flood water, in other videos, rescue workers were seen trapped in flooded areas. Evicting people.

According to the news agency “Al-Arabiya English”, the United Arab Emirates Disaster Management Authority is contacting more than 20 hotels to provide 827 units where 1,885 displaced people affected by the flood can be accommodated.

According to the Disaster Management Authority, at least 870 people were rescued in Sharjah and Fujairah and a total of at least 3,897 people were sheltered, the media outlet reported, adding that there were no casualties other than financial losses. or reports of serious injuries have not been received.

UAE authorities are working to clear flooded roads, urging residents to be vigilant and stay away from valleys, dams and mountains where water flows quickly.

National News reported that torrential rains in recent days have affected the northern United Arab Emirates widely, with roads flooded and houses damaged by broken embankments.

Roads under water near structure set up for World Cup in Qatar
Meanwhile, the roads of Doha, the capital of Qatar, were flooded after heavy rains, the news agency “Middle East Eye” reported the flooded roads and vehicles near the structures set up for the World Cup as a result of the rains that occurred yesterday. Qatar is expected to host the Football World Cup in November this year.

According to Al Jazeera, the rain and thunder started yesterday morning and will continue till the end of this week.

According to Qatar News Agency, the head of forecasting and analysis at the Department of Meteorology, Mohammad Ali Al-Qubeisi, said that as of 10 a.m. local time in Doha, about 38 mm of rain and 29.8 mm in Al Wakrah were recorded.

According to the media outlet, ‘Doha does not experience rain in July as the general summer forecast for much of the Arabian Peninsula is hot, dry and dusty, but after the monsoon rains move out of India. Some parts, particularly Oman and Yemen, are affected by summer thunderstorms.

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