News ID: 114898
Publish Date : 10 May 2023 - 22:52

Heavy Floods in Yemen Kill At Least 24

AL-MUKALLA (Arab News) – Torrential rain and flooding has killed at least 24 people in Yemen since the beginning of May, with the country’s National Meteorological Center issuing a new warning to Yemenis against traversing watercourses. The meteorological center in Sana’a forecast rainfall across the country’s central and northern highlands in Saada, Hajjah, Dhamar and other regions, advising residents to avoid traveling through and staying in flood courses. The same center issued a similar warning about excessive rainfall, inundation and landslides in mountainous regions of the country.
The warnings come as local media and villagers claim that heavy rains triggered severe floods that killed at least 24 people and washed away farms, residences and vehicles. Other local media reports place the death toll from flooding since the beginning of the month at more than 40.