H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has directed to support the official authorities in their efforts to reduce the repercussions of rain witnessed by the Northern Emirates.

Sheikh Hamdan instructed the ERC and its centres across the country to provide all forms of logistical and field support to Emirati teams concerned with supporting those affected by the rain, in addition to putting the authority’s workers and volunteers on standby, in coordination with relevant authorities, and contributing to the ongoing field efforts to mitigate the effects of rain on residents of those areas.

Sheikh Hamdan also directed the authority’s teams to be placed under the command of the competent authorities, assess the situation on ground and develop plans for evacuation, shelter and psychological support, as well as provide the humanitarian needs of the affected people whenever necessary.

ERC field teams have been present since yesterday in the affected areas in the Northern Emirates to provide the necessary support and assistance.

The ERC's emergency room is closely monitoring the situation of rain and its repercussions in the Northern Emirates, while being in constant contact with the concerned authorities in this regard.

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