Dubai: A woman suffered minor injuries in Dubai after a tree fell on her house while she was inside, as parts of Dubai was hit by rain and strong winds on Friday.
The Dubai Police also recorded 252 traffic accidents within three hours on Friday afternoon due to rainfall and unstable weather, officials said.
Dubai Police Command and Control Unit received 58 emergency calls between 4am to 7pm on Friday reporting various incidents ranging from uprooted trees toppled traffic cones.
Colonel Turki Abdul Rahman Bin Faris, Director of Command and Control Unit at Dubai Police, said that all accidents were minor and they didn't record any injuries in traffic accidents.
"We coordinate with Dubai Municipality to solve the problems and send police patrols. The only injury reported was for a woman who suffered minor injuries after a tree fell on her house. She was referred to hospital for treatment," Col Bin Faris said.
He urged motorists to be cautious when driving in rainy conditions on the road.
“Motorists should always keep a safe distance between cars and adjust their speed to the weather conditions … allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route. It is also advisable to slow down as rain makes roads slippery,” Col Bin Faris said.
Meanwhile, Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of Traffic Department in Dubai Police, said that they dispatched patrols and policemen to the streets to control traffic and prevent serious accidents due to the bad weather.
"We received some calls about trees falling down in Al Khawaneej area and alerted the concerned authorities to take an action," Brigadier Al Mazroui said.
Police patrols scanned Emirates road and take away the obstacles or cones which carried out to the street due to strong winds.
"We received an emergency call about a vehicle crashed into a road's barrier on Emirates without injuries. We also helped to take off halt vehicles."