Saudi Arabia faces further severe weather and flash floods

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Saudi Arabia’s western province of Makkah is bracing itself for further extreme weather conditions. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s western province of Makkah is bracing itself for further extreme weather conditions. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s western province of Makkah is bracing itself for further extreme weather conditions. (SPA)
Updated 05 December 2018
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Saudi Arabia faces further severe weather and flash floods

  • The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned that heavy winds along with thunder and rain
  • Heavy fog during the early hours of Wednesday morning was also reported in the Makkah region

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s western province of Makkah is bracing itself for further extreme weather conditions, with the risk of thunder and rain, leading to possible flash flooding in some areas.

The country’s General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned that heavy winds along with thunder and rain would hit Jazan, Asir and Baha heights, including the coast on Wednesday.

And the weather forecast website Accuweather has warned the rainfall could lead to flash flooding, weather forecast website.

Heavy fog during the early hours of Wednesday morning was also reported in the Makkah region, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Meanwhile, severe weather warnings have been issued, predicting strong winds and high waves in the Red Sea. 

On Tuesday, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal visited Al-Lith province following heavy rain that damaged homes.

The governor toured a number of affected neighborhoods, where he met residents.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Directorate of Civil Defense in Makkah, Nayef Al-Sharif called on citizens and residents to abide by safety instructions and guidelines while driving in the streets during the rain.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation approves aid for four education projects

Updated 5 min 26 sec ago
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Organization of Islamic Cooperation approves aid for four education projects

  • The aid is an expression of solidarity from the OIC, represented by the Islamic Solidarity Fund
JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, has approved aid for four education projects in Uganda, Gambia and Mauritius.
Earlier this week, the OIC also approved humanitarian assistance for six projects in Palestine.
The six projects are a continuation of the 31 allocated for Palestine that were approved by the Permanent Council of the Islamic Solidarity Fund in February. The OIC also celebrated International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, a UN-organized event held yearly on Nov. 29.
The aid is an expression of solidarity from the OIC, represented by the Islamic Solidarity Fund.