Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah: All plans in place to ensure safety

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Plans are developed to deal with crowds, weather conditions, and the safety of visitors and worshippers. (SPA)
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Plans are developed to deal with crowds, weather conditions, and the safety of visitors and worshippers. (SPA)
Updated 14 May 2019

Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah: All plans in place to ensure safety

  • Plans are developed to deal with crowds, weather conditions, and the safety of visitors and worshippers

MADINAH: The operations room of the Prophet’s Mosque is carrying out its tasks during the holy month of Ramadan to ensure safety and security of worshippers.
The tasks include following up on incoming electronic communications, transmitting them to competent organs and ensuring that they are addressed.
The operations room also follows up on and supports field services through smart surveillance cameras.
It coordinates with the Saudi Red Crescent to deal rapidly with illnesses, and coordinates with relevant security authorities.
Plans are developed to deal with crowds, weather conditions, and the safety of visitors and worshippers.
Anas Al-Ghamdi, an official responsible for supervision at the Prophet’s Mosque, said there is coordination between the relevant agencies and field services to develop plans to deal with the crowds and to ensure the safety of visitors. He said all plans are in place to deal with any untoward incident at any given time.


Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

Updated 05 August 2020

Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

  • More than 600 people have been provided with shelter
  • The Asir region was the hardest hit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense has saved almost 700 people after torrential rain caused flooding in several areas of the Kingdom.
Between July 26 to Aug. 4, 77 people including 11 families, have been rescued in Makkah, Madinah, Asir, Jazan, and Al-Baha, the media center of the General Directorate of Civil Defense said Wednesday.
More than 600 people have been provided with shelter, including three families.
The Asir region was the hardest hit and had the highest number of rescues, while the lowest was Madinah with one rescue.
The center said eight committees have been formed in a number of affected areas to limit the damage and losses from the rain.
Civil defense called on citizens and residents in areas experiencing torrential rains in the Kingdom to take precautions and not to walk in the valleys or wide and avoid torrents of water, to move away from areas exposed to flooding caused by heavy rains.