x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 November 2017

Assessment of damage in Ajman under way following heavy weekend rain

he Municipality said the area most affected is Al Manama where videos posted on social media showed flash flooding

An assessment is under way in Ajman to assess damage caused by heavy rains on Saturday.

The Municipality said the area most affected is Al Manama where videos posted on social media showed flash flooding.

Sheikh Rashid Al Nuaimi, chairman of the Municipality and Planning Authority in Ajman, ordered repairs be made where necessary following a round of inspections of the area.

The Chairman visited the dam in Al Manama and various neighbourhoods to ensure that inhabitants had not been affected.

Heavy showers and strong dusty winds lashed the eastern coast on Friday and Saturday, with more expected throughout the week, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology reported on Sunday.

The NCMS upgraded its weather warnings from "be aware" to "be prepared" on Sunday and urged residents of the east coast to be on high alert due to more "hazardous weather events predicted".

Motorists are advised to stick to driving on main roads and avoid off-roading in case of further flash flooding.