Widespread flash floods claim 4 lives in Sharjah, UAE

Widespread flash floods claim 4 lives in Sharjah, UAE

Widespread flash floods caused by heavy rains hit the Emirate of Sharjah in UAE on May 26, 2020, killing four people and injuring several others near Wadi Al Helo. The victims were initially reported to be missing after three vehicles were washed away by floods. The…

Extreme rainfall, widespread flooding hit Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Extreme rainfall, widespread flooding hit Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Extremely heavy rainfall hit parts of United Arab Emirates over the past couple of days, causing major flash flooding in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE's northernmost emirate. Parts of the emirate received 2.5 years of average annual rainfall from April 9 to 15,…

Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm…