In Saudi Arabia, the desert after recent downpours and flooding in places has become like a river or sea. So much water was brought by rains that hit the west and north of the kingdom, flooding the port city of Jeddah. Local residents continue to post videos of the aftermath of the disaster. For example, with a camel at one of these streams. “Ship of the Desert” stands out from the landscape.
Because of the elements, then the airport, schools and other educational institutions had to be closed. The authorities mobilized all emergency personnel to eliminate the consequences of the disaster.
According to the National Center for Meteorology of Saudi Arabia, 179 millimeters of rain fell in Jeddah, which was a record for the past 13 years.
However, it is much more terrible to fly into a thunderstorm than to watch it from a shelter. Earlier, a Latam airline flight flying from Chile to Paraguay was forced to make an emergency landing in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion due to extreme weather conditions. The aircraft was seriously damaged during the descent.