Heavy rain dismantles parts of Fujairah market

The aftermath of thunderstorm in Fujairah Market/ Khaleej Times

Heavy rain and strong wind destroyed large part of the traditional market in Fujairah over the last couple of days.

Most places in the country, uncommonly the valleys and mountainous areas were affected by the floods, an Emirati, Mohammed Ismail, stated.

“Thunderstorms lashed so many areas, including Dibba Al Hisn, Dibba Al Fujairah, Kalba, and Khor Fakkan,” he added.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) documented 31.8mm of rainfall in Diddana area, 32.6mm at Dibba Al Fujairah town, 36mm at Masafi, 42.6mm at Khor Fakkan, and strongest at Fujairah Port with 53.4mm.

According to Major General Mohammed Ahmed bin Ghanem, Commander-in-Chief of Fujairah Police, parking canopies, doors, and road equipment have been devastated by heavy rainfall and gushing wind.

“Some trees were uprooted by the strong winds which killed some sheep in farms in the mountain areas,” he stated. He also insisted that no human casualties were reported.

The Fujairah Municipality is set to rebuild and establish a stronger traditional market, importantly rain and wind resistant, he concluded.