Sharjah Municipality announced that its rainwater emergency teams have dealt successfully with the incidents occurred because of the unstable weather conditions witnessed in the the country last weekend.
Great efforts have been made in dealing with the rainwater accumulation and the incidents of few trees falling down on the streets. The Municipality replaced and replanted the broken trees, particularly the palm trees that has a great symbolic significance in the UAE history.
HE Thabit Salim Al-Turaifi, Direct General of the SM and Chairman of the Rainwater Emergency Commission, said that the teams were prepared for any weather instabilities as soon as it started. Three committees were formed earlier to deal with such instabilities. Their tasks were mainly to follow up on the reports received from the public regarding rain related emergencies to maintain the safety of people and properties and to promote the smooth flow of traffic in the streets and provide support to residents and visitors.
For his part, Eng. Hassan Al Tafaq, Director General Assistant for Agriculture and Environment Sector in SM, said that the unstable weather caused several incidents like water accumulation in some areas, and some trees were broken by the strong wind, which required a rapid response from the field teams to remove water from the streets. Soon after the unstable condition ended the municipality started to plant trees instead of those affected by the wind.