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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Saudi Arabia - Heavy rains play havoc in Jeddah- Photos

(Medeshi) - Jeddah , Saudi Arabia - 17 Nov 2015 - Heavy rains fell today on Jeddah and played havoc in the city.

Jeddah floods - Photo by Abdo Yamani for Medeshi via WhatsApp
Billboards were thrown across some of the streets causing material damage. Major roads were covered by flood  waters that rose to more than a metre . No injuries have been reported.
The city has poor drainage system and the water relief canal built in the early seventies could not cope with the increasing rains and winds that have frequented the city in recent years.
Jeddah weather is usually dry, but humid in the summer, with winter months usually being very pleasant.
Jeddah floods - Photo by Abdo Yamani for Medeshi via WhatsApp