Saudi Arabia Flash Flood

Updated: 11/27/2018 1:10:30 AM
The devastating floods that have been wreaking havoc in Saudi Arabia since November 10 will continue for the next two days, weather experts say.
Saudi daily Arab News quoted Mansour Almazroui, director of the Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research at the Jeddah-based King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) as saying that light to heavy rains would continue to occur in the kingdom, including in capital Riyadh.
These conditions will stretch across northern, southwestern and eastern parts of Saudi, likely causing flash floods in these regions, he say.
The rains have damaged houses, leaving 30 people dead. At least 4,000 have been evacuated from flood-affected areas.
Source: DORRIS

Published Monday, November 26, 2018

The General Commission for Meteorology and Environment Protection (GAMEP) warned of torrential rain in the Eastern province.

It posted an alert on its Twitter account, announcing that heavy rain would start falling within an hour in Dammam, Jubeil, Al-Khobar, Al-Dhahran, and other neighboring areas.

Meanwhile, a number of schools will close today in the governorate of Al-laith, due to the water pools which resulted from heavy rain.

The school officials sent messages to students' families informing them of the closure of their educational establishments.
Source: DORRIS

Saudi Arabia Flash Flood Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 120 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Met
Response: Execute
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 30
Evacuated: 4000

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