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JEDDAH: In Madinah province in Saudi Arabia, Meteorologists have issued a red warning for heavy rain.
Civil defense teams have been deployed in preparation to respond to any flooding.

Heavy rain has caused flooding across the Kingdom especially in the eastern Qassim region, and in various parts of Saudi Arabia, in recent weeks with a number of fatalities and disruption for transport, and has restored the wadi (valley) of Al-Rummah years after it mostly dried up and partly blocked by encroaching sand dunes.

Further torrential rain was forecast for several regions of the Kingdom said, the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection.

In the area’s of Makkah, including its coastal areas, as well as in the southwestern highlands thunderstorms are also expected.

A civil defense spokesman, Maj. Abdulaziz bin Farhan Al-Shammari, in Tabuk, said they were working on clearing recent floodwaters in inundated areas, valleys and coastlines throughout the province.He also said they had received several emergency calls from people, some of whom had there homes flooded in Taima and were forced to evacuate.

A civil defense spokesman, Maj. Abdulaziz bin Farhan Al-Shammari warned of the dangers of floods and rain, stressing the need for citizens and residents to cooperate and follow the warnings issued by the civil defense.
It also warned people to stay away from valleys, as they will be at risk of being swept away by floods or exposed to electric currents.


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