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

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Saudi Arabia’s civil defense called on citizens and residents in areas experiencing torrential rains to take precautions. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s civil defense called on citizens and residents in areas experiencing torrential rains to take precautions. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s civil defense called on citizens and residents in areas experiencing torrential rains to take precautions. (SPA)
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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.


Saudi Arabia to mark 90th National Day with huge air show

Updated 7 min 29 sec ago

Saudi Arabia to mark 90th National Day with huge air show

  • The airshow, accompanied by fireworks, will take place as part of a series of events planned by the GEA

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will mark its 90th National Day with a huge air show involving 60 military and civilian aircraft.
The airshow, accompanied by fireworks, will take place as part of a series of events planned by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) for national day celebrations. 
The event will be broadcast on Sept. 23 on the Saudi TV Channel at 4 p.m. local time. 
The GEA also launched an initiative called “We sing to our country” where the audience will participate with a hashtag and a personal video of singing the national anthem. 
Selected videos will be used to produce a comprehensive artwork reflecting the spirit of national participation.