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1,715,000 gallons of rainwater drained off Ras Al Khaimah roads

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on November 20, 2019 | Last updated on November 20, 2019 at 06.31 pm
1.71m, 1,715,000 gallons, gallons, rainwater, drained, Ras Al Khaimah, roads, 240 emergency, reports
Ras Al Khaimah roads flooded after rain showers.-Supplied photo

Heavy showers have mostly hit areas like Al Dheit, Khat, Al Qussaidat, and Khuzam.

Up to 1,715,000 gallons of rainwater was drained off the roads and roundabouts by the 549-member emergency teams of the department of public works in Ras Al Khaimah.

The teams have also attended to 240 emergency reports as heavy rains lashed the region. "Emergency reports about flooded roundabouts, as well as damaged roads have been dealt with," said Issa Al Shamsi, head of the emergency committee at the department.

"Reports on uprooted trees, broken poles, landslides, and non-functioning traffic lights are also being handled efficiently." Six landslides reported on the Al Dheit internal roads were also taken care of by the teams.  

Heavy showers have mostly hit areas like Al Dheit, Khat, Al Qussaidat, and Khuzam, he pointed out.

"The teams are attending to problems in other areas - including Al Heel, Al Fahleen, Suhaila, Al Daqdaqa, Al Rifaa, and Julphar - as well."

Al Shamsi said that the emergency room is accessible round the clock on toll free number 8008118.

The department has deployed up to 49 tankers which have so far completed 340 trips, he said.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

 

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.


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