Heavy rain in Saudi Arabia caused two deaths on Thursday. The hit the city of Jeddah and also kept closing schools.
The Office of Civil Defense said the southern port city of Jeddah saw three inches (7.62 centimeters) in rainfall over a 24-hour period on Thursday, part of more rain expected this weekend
Heavy rains led to death and destruction in the southwest of Saudi Arabia on Thursday as local authorities declared a state of emergency due to flood damage. So far, eight people have lost their lives, including two in Jeddah.
Heavy rains hit Western Saudi Arabia
For days, people in southwest Saudi Arabia were battling catastrophic rains that left the region flooded and two dead. Flooding from tributaries of the Red Sea caused immense damage to villages, crops, and infrastructure. The intense rains have since stopped, but the cleanup has begun with farmers struggling to replant their fields amid mudslides. Roads are blocked by landslides and hundreds of families have been displaced by flooding.
Heavy rains have hit Western Saudi Arabia, leaving two people dead and dozens of others stranded. The National Center for Meteorology stated that the rains had started on Sunday evening and continued until Tuesday morning, with up to 150 millimeters of rainfall reported in some areas. While the National Center for Meteorology has not issued any warnings about the rains, they said that those living near rivers or coastlines should take precautions against flooding. Some roads have also been turned into rivers as a result of the rains.
Torrential rains have pounded southwest Saudi Arabia for the past few days, leading to reports of flooding and two fatalities. According to reports, the rain has caused rivers to burst their banks and flood villages near Jazan. In addition, large swathes of farmland were submerged in water. At least two people have died as a result of the floods. The provincial governor stated that authorities are doing what they can to help those affected, but warned that more fatalities may occur if the rains continue.
Heavy rains have hit Western Saudi Arabia, with reports of flash flooding and at least two fatalities. The Saudi Civil Defense stated that the heavy rains have caused bridges and roads to collapse, and made it difficult for rescuers to reach the affected areas. Flash floods are also a risk in the region due to overflowing rivers and creeks.
At least two people dead in the rain in Southwest of Saudi Arabia
The southwest of Saudi Arabia is suffering from heavy rains that have caused at least two deaths. The situation is made worse by the fact that many people are without shelter and food, as well as medical help.
At least two people are dead after the rainstorm swept through Southwest of Saudi Arabia. The roads were impassable and transport was difficult as a result. Two people have also died from drowning in the rain.
Heavy rainfall causes flight delays and closes many schools, officials students and faculty to evacuate to safer areas
Heavy rainfall has caused flight delays and closed many schools, officials students and faculty to evacuate to safer areas in southwest of Saudi Arabia. Two people have died as a result of the heavy rains, one due to electrocution while another was killed by a falling tree. Several parts of the region have been flooded and residents are being forced to leave their homes. The floods have also affected roads and transportation networks making it difficult for people to get around.
More than 80,000 displaced by refugee arrive at Jeddah airport while others wait out the heavy rain
More than eighty thousand displaced by refugee arrive at Jeddah airport while others wait out the heavy rain. The refugees are from Syria, Palestine and Somalia. The rains have created dangerous conditions for both arrivals and those waiting to be evacuated. The Saudi government has set up several shelters for the refugees in Jeddah, but many of them are still living in tents. There are also reports that some of the refugees are using the shelters as places to sell drugs and engage in other illegal activities.