Sharjah announces temporary closure of all parks due to unstable weather conditions

Engineering contractors and consultants are requested to take all necessary precautions and adhere to safety requirements at construction sites

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Published: Mon 26 Dec 2022, 5:25 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Dec 2022, 6:49 AM

Authorities in Sharjah have announced the temporary closure of all parks in the city from December 26, due to the current unstable weather conditions. Sharjah City Municipality confirmed that the parks will reopen to the public once weather conditions subside.

Sharjah Municipality's teams and committees have declared their readiness to withdraw water pools from various regions and have provided the necessary staff, equipment, and heavy and light machinery, such as dam pumps, tanks, and mobile withdrawal stations.

Following heavy rainfall in Sharjah, efforts have been made to improve the drainage of water that has accumulated in low places near major and minor highways, as well as other locations. The municipality has placed more than 110 tanks and 80 pumps on standby, and this number will be increased as needed depending on the weather.

The municipality has requested engineering contractors and consultants to take all necessary precautions and adhere to safety requirements at construction sites. Motorists have also been warned to stay safe and exercise extra caution while driving.

Earlier today, the UAE's National Centre of Meteorology issued a yellow alert to the country's residents as adverse weather conditions continue.

Municipality enhances weather preparations

The municipality will immediately begin pre-rain preparations, working around the clock until all duties are completed, with the goal of improving traffic flow, protecting property, and dealing with water in various areas.

According to the plan prepared by Obaid Saeed Al Tunaiji, Supreme Emergency Committee, Sharjah Municipality Director-General and Head of the Rain Emergency Team, it is confirmed that the municipality had mobilised all capabilities to deal with the weather, withdraw water pools, improve traffic flow, particularly during peak hours, and cooperate with the Sharjah Police General Command and the concerned authorities.

The city is using social media to get the word out about important safety issues, like how people should avoid swimming pools, drive carefully, and follow all rules and procedures when working on construction projects.


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