Police and emergency services rescued hundreds of people during a storm 13 to 14 April, 2019, which caused major flash flooding in Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

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Record rain leads to flash flooding in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates on April 13-14, 2019. Picture by RAK

Ras Al Khaimah police announced on Monday that the total number of people rescued over the weekend’s flooding reached 702, with 20 families provided hotel accommodation after their homes suffered flood damage.

Over 3,000 calls for assistance were made during the storm and hundreds of vehicles have been reportedly damaged.

No fatalities have been reported so far.

The country’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) reported that Wadi Shiha in the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah received a record high rainfall of 247.4mm.

It always gets very weird when the desert is flooded!

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[FloodList, GulfNews]


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