Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crises and Disaster Management Team has held an in person meeting during the morning of Sunday, 14 August 2022, at Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crises and Disaster Management Centre.

The meeting was chaired by HE Major General Pilot Fares Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, and Chairman of the Emergency, Crises and Disaster Management Team to discuss proactive measures to be taken across Abu Dhabi emirate to mitigate any damages that might occur due to adverse weather conditions.

HE Fares Khalaf Al Mazrouei has reviewed a report on the role and missions of the emergency team, mechanisms to deal with emergency, Crises and disasters across the emirate, and the approved plans to ensure the preparedness of key and supportive teams.

He has also praised the leadership’s continuous guidance and directives and support in order to enhance the efforts of teams to protect lives and property, and to achieve targeted objectives in coordination with entities on local and federal levels.

HE also emphasised the importance of collaborative efforts of emergency teams, follow unified procedures to deal with emergencies, and to enhance capacities to deal with and respond to emergencies, and prepare for recovery based on national emergency ecosystems.

HE Dr Nasser Humaid Al Nuaimi, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crises and Disaster Management Centre has assured follow-up and supportive plans are in place to ensure all required resources are available to deal with the adverse weather conditions.

He said they are coordinating with Department of Municipalities and Transport’s various relevant teams in different areas across the emirate to ensure free flow of valley streams, and to hold coordination meetings with all relevant field teams from Al Ain Municipality and Al Dhafrah Municipality, Red Crescent Authority, Tadweer, Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Distribution Company to ensure timely response to all emergencies.

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crises and Disaster Management Centre will ensure to coordinate the efforts of all relevant entities, and assure their preparedness to deal with the adverse weather conditions.

The Centre has emphasised importance of following the latest weather developments via official sources and channels, and called on the public to follow instructions and guidelines of relevant entities, and avoid being in dangerous places.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi, Tadweer, the National Meteorology Centre and ADNOC.