From 2.40pm to 3.30pm today, (Wednesday 12 October 2011) there was high wind snapping branches and torrential rain which caused major flooding of streets and roads around Fujairah.
As rain is so infrequent and today’s fall gave a generous dousing to the soil and plants, there were many people who expressed their happiness and joy.
Some expressed frustration with traffic moving slowly and houses and parked cars getting flooded.
The sirens from police cars and ambulances could be heard many times this afternoon. Within an hour, the storm had moved over the city and out to the sea but it will take a long time for the clean up to be accomplished and for the flood waters to subside.
Several people reported the death of a student at the HCT—Women’s College, caused apparently by a lightning strike.
Take a Look
Fujairah workers and residents started sending photos and many of these are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
More news and updates will be posted on this page when they come to hand as well as on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Do send in any news and photos to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
More Fujairah news, resources, jobs, events, photos and videos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Image: This photo sent in by Mona is of the flooding in Fujairah’s Airport Road.