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Saudi Hit With Rare Floods, Especially Riyadh

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Saudi capital hit with rare floods, residents urged to stay indoors (PHOTOS)
Published time: November 16, 2013 22:39
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Image courtesy Twitter user @Jana_oOo

 

Severe flooding is being reported in Saudi Arabia, especially in the kingdom’s capital of Riyadh, with the government closing schools and urging people to stay indoors amid heavy rain. Flooding is rare in the country dominated by the Arabian Desert.

 

Witnesses in Riaydh, which is also the country’s largest city, are reporting flooded streets and shops. Pictures posted on Twitter show cars drowning in rainwater.

Saudi Civil Defense warned citizens to stay indoors for their own safety, Al Arabiya reported.

 

 

 

Breaking news: #Riyadh is now a diving destination.

— Abdullah Mohiuddin (@NidalM) November 16, 2013

 

It would be a good idea to avoid tunnels in #Riyadh right now... #Floodingpic.twitter.com/aP7NOUh31N

— Abdullah Mohiuddin (@NidalM) November 16, 2013

Weather forecasts are predicting heavy rains to continue to batter Saudi Arabia for the entire weekend. The eastern part of the country looks to be hit the most by the rains.  

The government is setting up a disaster management center in the holy city of Mecca and is planning to close schools and evacuate people in low-lying areas, Bahrain’s Gulf Daily News reported.

 


#RiyadhFlood pic.twitter.com/OqI7FaEofI

— Jerry Ashar Joel (@asharjoelPTI) November 16, 2013

 

 

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Rains in the northwest city of Ha’il are expected to flood the Al Adeera valley, according to media reports. 

Meanwhile, witnesses reported that villagers 70 kilometers west of Ha’il were taking shelter on the rooftops of houses, mosques, and even mountaintops as the flooding began. 

The desert kingdom has in the past been criticized for its lack of preparedness for such situations, as flooding is rare in that part of the world. 

Residents were killed during flash floods in Riyadh, Baha, and Ha’il on May 13. The rain was reportedly the heaviest in more than 25 years. 

Floods in the port city of Jeddah, located on the Red Sea, killed 123 people in 2009 and 10 others in 2011.


@ArtiJabz here's a better shot! @majeeed52 pic.twitter.com/eka6HB6XxM

— Abdullah Mohiuddin (@NidalM) November 16, 2013

Waterfall of rainwater on King Abdullah Rd, #Riyadh pic.twitter.com/pcGD8a0pZ2

— Abdullah Mohiuddin (@NidalM) November 16, 2013

What #Riyadh looks like right now: #Flooding pic.twitter.com/4dzyRKYMp1

— Abdullah Mohiuddin (@NidalM) November 16, 2013

More #Flooding in #Riyadh. They just cancelled schools for tomorrow:pic.twitter.com/WZd8fPde7e

— Abdullah Mohiuddin (@NidalM) November 16, 2013  
 
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Not ALL Saudis are evil takfiri terrorist scumbags. I've met really cool Saudi foreign exchange students who were just like kids from any other country - interested in sports, cars, hanging out with friends etc. They were moderately religious and some even just secular. It's never good to wish bad upon people.

 

Also there is a hadith from the Prophet (s) I remember reading which stated that near the Hour, the Arabian Peninsula will be filled with meadows and gardens again. According to geologists this will come true too.

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If you are talking about the cities, which Allah destroyed, then He also saved the belivers...

 

So how do you know the same thing is not happening in Riyadh?

 

 

 

who are you to decide?

 

they are living in worst oppression.

 
Shia = fighter of oppression
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I won't rejoice it as it's almost to always that the poor people suffer in natural calamities, and the poor and destitute of Hijaz are either Shia Muslims or Hanafis. Both of them are step children of the wahabi state, Shia more than the Hanafis.

It will be people and state policies which will bearing them down, not the natural disasters except for the final one when the earth will swallow sufyanis.

Good news is, as Takfiris head choppers are being abandoned one after another in Syria, Saudi interior ministry is shuddering with takfiri blowback coming soon to the kingdom.

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