Civil defense warning as thunderstorms forecast for southern Saudi Arabia

The authority urged residents of these areas to avoid getting themselves into valleys and rainwater ponds. (SPA)
Updated 29 October 2018

Civil defense warning as thunderstorms forecast for southern Saudi Arabia

  • Moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms were expected along with strong wind and lifted dust
  • The authority urged residents of these areas to avoid getting themselves into valleys and rainwater ponds

JEDDAH: The Saudi Civil Defense in Jazan has warned citizens and residents to be careful during expected unstable weather conditions.

The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment Protection earlier said moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms were expected along with strong wind and lifted dust. The presidency warned of torrential floods from the rainy weather expected to last overnight on Monday.

The authority urged residents of these areas to avoid getting themselves into valleys and rainwater ponds.


Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

Updated 10 min 2 sec ago

Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

RIYADH: Two contract workers have been killed at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday, the company said.

“SASREF immediately activated response teams to identify the source of the incident and responded to the situation,” the statement said.

“The safety of our people and operations is a top priority.”

The company, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, said additional safety measures would be put in place to prevent incidents in the future.

The 305,000 barrel per day SASREF refinery had until September been a joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell, according to Reuters.

Aramco bought it as part of a strategy to expand its downstream operations.