News ID: 110518
Publish Date : 24 December 2022 - 21:49

Flash Floods Hit Mecca, People Told to Expect More Rain

RIYADH (Middle East Eye) – Flash floods have hit Saudi Arabia’s city of Mecca following a torrential rain, damaging vehicles and properties in the city. Video footage of the flash floods shows vehicles being swept away by torrents of water, while several main roads were closed off. Mecca endured torrential rain through Thursday night and into Friday morning. The National Center of Meteorology issued a weather warning in the Mecca province on Friday as the rain continued to fall at moderate to critical levels in the Rania, Taif, Adham and Maysan areas.
Video footage from the Great Mosque of Mecca showed rain pouring on pilgrims and worshipers in the mosque’s courtyard.
The meteorology centre also warned about flooding and thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains in the Jeddah governorate, north of Mecca.