UAE rains: Dh50,000 aid announced for families evacuated from homes during floods

The Ruler of Sharjah made the announcement on Monday



by

Sahim Salim

Published: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 3:09 PM

Last updated: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 10:31 PM

The Ruler of Sharjah has directed the disbursement of Dh50,000 to families that had to be evacuated after their homes were flooded in the recent weather deluge.

His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, directed the authorities to hand over the amount to families housed at temporary accommodations and hotels in the emirate.

The amount aims to help families return to their homes safely and swiftly.

Afaf Al Marri, head of the Social Services Department, made the announcement on a local radio channel.

Sixty-five families are expected to benefit from the initiative.

Heavy rains battered the eastern parts of the country recently, flooding several homes. Seven people were killed in the weather deluge.

Authorities in the UAE rescued over 870 people who were stranded in Sharjah and Fujairah. Over 150 people were rescued after their homes were flooded. They were moved to hotels and other housing units.

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