Oct 29, 2009

Sharjah Municipality installs dams to combat flooding

Sharjah: The municipality announced on Wednesday that it has started taking precautionary measures against rain-related incidents by installing small dams around the city to collect rainwater.

The preventive measures were implemented to prevent areas from being flooded by rainwater, which commonly occurs every year.

In January last year, the municipality declared an emergency situation to deal with the flooding caused by heavy rain.

"We have implemented a plan to face any challenges that may come about during the rainy season, which we expect will start soon," Sultan Al Mualla, Director-General of Sharjah Municipality, said.

The small dams have been set up in the areas that are most likely to be flooded by rainwater, he added.

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