Saudi Arabia taking steps to deal with extreme weather conditions

Saudis leave their vehicles in a flooded street following heavy rain in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on December 30, 2010. (AFP file photo)
Updated 11 September 2019

Saudi Arabia taking steps to deal with extreme weather conditions

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection, is joining Arab countries on Sept. 15 to celebrate Arab Meteorological Day. The day is being observed under the theme “Meteorology and Protection of Lives and Properties.”

Ayman bin Salem Ghulam, deputy chairman of the authority, stressed the Kingdom’s concern to protect lives and properties from severe weather events. Over the past few years, the authority has introduced modern techniques, contributing to an accurate monitoring of weather events and risks.

Ghulam noted the Kingdom’s leading role in the field, at both regional and international levels. Home to eight regional and international centers working in the meteorology and climate field, Saudi Arabia also presides over the executive office and ministerial council for meteorology and climate affairs at the Arab League.

The Saudi authority has raised the coordination level by liaising directly with the relevant entities. 


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 10 April 2020

Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

JEDDAH: The Saudi Computer Emergency Response Team (Saudi CERT) has warned that people are using the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to initiate online phishing scams and attempt to steal personal information.

“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”