Friday, November 25, 2022

Saudi Arabia hit by unusually flash floods

Saudi Arabia hit by unusually flash floods

Two people were killed after unusually heavy rain caused major flooding in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on Thursday, the local authorities have said.

The death toll was announced on Twitter by the Saudi Defense Ministry spokesman, who urged the public to stay indoors.

The National Center for Meteorology (NCM) said the amount of rainfall reached 179mm in six hours, beating the previous record for the area set in 2009, when devastating flooding resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people, with 350 others missing.

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