500 People Were Lifted By A Chopper Out Of The Jebel Jais Mountain After Yesterday's INTENSE Flash Floods

Jebel Jais

An alarming tweet shares the distress messages to the police made by residents who were with families at Ras Al Khaimah's Jebel Jais mountain on Saturday.

The tweet, shared by Samir Alim details the account of more than 500 people who were stranded for 15 hours atop the mountain- following heavy rains that lead to flash flooding.

Yesterday's weather was pretty hard to miss, even in Dubai, but this was unfortunate timing for weekenders since their cars couldn't pass through the flood.

Image Credits: Instagram @hishmaj

The tweet was from one of the visitors stranded at the beginning of the mountain

RAK Police helped airlift around 500 people who had been stranded for 15 hours

Using a massive rescue chopper, the Ras Al Khaimah Police airlifted families and children in batches at a time. The rescue mission wasn't left to hesitation despite the flooded roads to Jebel Jais.

The National Center for Meteorology says the unexpected change of weather could continue till today

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