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Sharjah Authorities Act Swiftly to Mitigate Rain Damage, Ensure Citizen Welfare

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Departmental Efforts, Police Certificates, and Municipality Response Highlight Commitment to Public Safety

Sharjah, UAE – February 14, 2024:In the wake of recent heavy rainfall causing widespread damage across the Eastern Region, Sharjah authorities have mobilized a comprehensive response aimed at assisting affected citizens and mitigating further harm. 

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With a focus on providing secure housing options and ensuring long-term residential stability, various departments and agencies have worked tirelessly to address the aftermath of the inclement weather.

The Department’s Rapid Action:

The Department, in an exemplary display of efficiency, swiftly housed 61 citizen families totaling 346 individuals in four hotels. 

Technical teams conducted thorough assessments of damaged homes, identifying those rendered uninhabitable or at risk of collapse. 

With a commitment to providing “maximum assistance,” the Department aims to cater to the needs of affected families while ensuring their welfare and safety.

Police Certificates and Public Awareness:

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Sharjah Police reported issuing over 300 rain damage certificates for affected shops and vehicles, signaling a notable decrease from the previous year. 

This decline is attributed to heightened public awareness and adherence to safety alerts during heavy rainfall

These certificates, obtainable through the official ‘shjpolice’ app, serve as official documentation of damage incurred, facilitating smoother insurance claims and assistance processes.

Efficient Emergency Response:

During the period of unstable weather, Sharjah’s police operations room handled a staggering 17,574 emergency calls via the 999 hotline, along with 4,061 non-emergency calls via 901. 

Increased traffic patrols were deployed to ensure the uninterrupted flow of vehicles, enhancing safety on the roads amidst adverse weather conditions.

Proactive Municipality Measures:

Sharjah City Municipality sprang into action, activating pre-prepared plans to tackle rain-induced challenges. 

Utilizing both technical expertise and human resources, the municipality worked tirelessly to drain waterlogged areas around the clock. 

Director-General Obaid Saeed Al Tunaiji emphasized the municipality’s readiness, citing the deployment of over 300 municipal and private tankers, 120 mobile pumps, and 75 fixed lifting stations, among other resources.

Innovative Infrastructure Solutions:

Al Tunaiji highlighted the municipality’s innovative approach, including the construction of 49 ponds strategically positioned to collect rainwater. 

These ponds serve as efficient reservoirs, enabling the direct pumping of water and alleviating flooding concerns, particularly in residential areas. 

Over 300 dedicated employees, including municipal leaders and field supervisors, worked tirelessly to execute the municipality’s initiatives, ensuring a swift and effective response to the crisis.

Roadside Assistance and Call Center Operations:

Inspectors and patrol teams from the Control and Inspection Department provided crucial assistance to the public, aiding in the removal of damaged vehicles and facilitating the smooth flow of traffic. 

Moreover, the municipality’s call center, operating round-the-clock, played a pivotal role in receiving and swiftly directing reports to relevant field teams for immediate action.

Looking Ahead:

As the region recuperates from the recent weather instability, Sharjah authorities remain committed to enhancing preparedness and resilience against future unforeseen events. 

The collaborative efforts of various departments, coupled with proactive measures and public awareness initiatives, underscore the collective determination to safeguard citizen welfare and ensure the seamless functioning of essential services.

In conclusion, the concerted efforts of Sharjah’s authorities reflect a commendable commitment to citizen welfare and safety in the face of adversity, setting a benchmark for effective crisis management and community resilience.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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