Saudi Arabia – Flash Floods Sweep Through Mecca

Torrential rainfall flooded areas of Mecca in Saud Arabia on 27 April 2021.

Flood rescues in Saudi Arabia April 2021. Photo: Saudi Civil Defence

A sudden storm during the afternoon caused flooding across the city. Images and videos shared on Social Media showed streets were inundated and vehicles swept away by fast-flowing flood waters. Saudi Civil Defence said it has been assisting in affected areas in the city of Mecca (also Makkah) and areas of Mecca Region, including the rescue of motorists in vehicles trapped in flood water.

Further weather warnings have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia from 28 April until 02 May 2021, according to Civil Defence.

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