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74 patrols deployed to deal with downpour in Ras Al Khaimah

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on November 20, 2019 | Last updated on November 20, 2019 at 04.37 pm
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A taxi driver stops on the side of the road Al Manakh road after heavy rain hit UAE on Wednesday morning - Photo by M. Sajjad

All police stations in the emirate are geared up to deal with any emergency report round the clock.

The Ras Al Khaimah Police have deployed 74 patrols on various roads of the emirates to attend to any emergency situation caused by rain.

The emergency team is all set to ensure public safety, said Major-General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, General Commander of the RAK Police.

"People are urged to avoid the valleys, mountains and bridges for their safety," he said, announcing that "some roads that lead to the mountains of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah have been closed down". The heavy rains are accompanied by strong winds and the showers can trigger landslides, he warned.

"All police stations in the emirate are geared up to deal with any emergency report round the clock."

He said it is better to stay home unless it is very important to venture out. "Young children should be kept home for their safety."

"It is also crucial to follow the latest weather updates to remain safe amid the weather fluctuations."

All drivers need to strictly adhere to traffic rules and regulations and reduce speed, Al Nuaimi 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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