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Rain-hit families in Ras Al Khaimah to get compensation

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on January 22, 2020 | Last updated on January 22, 2020 at 06.21 am
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The announcement was made by the Ruler himself.

Immediate compensation will be given to families that were affected by the heavy rain that whipped Ras Al Khaimah recently, according to a directive from His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

Hundreds of families in several parts of the emirate were badly affected. Around 120 of them live in Al Fahleen area where all houses had been flooded as rainwater filled the nearby Naqb Valley, official records showed.

More than 1,000 incidents of damaged roads, fallen walls and rocks, landslides, and uprooted trees and poles were also reported and attended to, authorities said.

In response to the Ras Al Khaimah Ruler's directive, Maj-Gen Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, General Commander of the RAK Police, has formed a special committee to assess the damage.

"The decision reflects the leadership's tireless effort to ease people's suffering and support them at a time of emergency," Maj-Gen Al Nuaimi said.

The committee will include all departments concerned, added the officer, who also chairs the emergency, crises and disasters team of the emirate.

"The committee will visit every part of the emirate; identify the people affected by the rain; and refer them to the Ruler so they can be given compensation," he said.

ahmedshaaaban@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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