Military steps up rescue efforts as more rain forecast for UAE


The UAE military has stepped up rescue operations in flood-hit Fujairah as the weather bureau issued a red weather alert for some parts of the country.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) also issued yellow and orange alerts for several parts of Fujairah, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, and urged residents to be "extremely vigilant".

The Ministry of Defence announced that 'Operation Loyal Hands' will help support civil authorities in Fujairah and other affected parts to evacuate stranded residents and transfer them to shelters.

Taking to their official social media handle, the authority posted several photos of military personnel helping people through the floods.

The Ministry of Interior stressed that "the safety of people and property is top priority".

The authority added that they are joining efforts with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) to "respond to emergencies as a result of torrential rains and floods in several regions in the country". 

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