Saudi civil defense issues weather warnings across the Kingdom until Sunday

Tue, 2021-04-27 21:13

RIYADH: Weather warnings have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia from Wednesday until Sunday, the Kingdom’s civil defense said on Tuesday.
The authority warned of thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain and brisk winds in Asir, Al-Baha, Jazan, Najran and Makkah.
From Wednesday to Thursday, it said the capital Riyadh, Qassim and the Eastern Province will be affected by moderate rain and medium-speed winds.
The warnings were based on data from the National Center of Meteorology.
Meanwhile, the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques intensified efforts to remove torrential floodwater from the Grand Mosque in Makkah in order to preserve the safety of the pilgrims.
More than 200 supervisors observed more than 4,000 workers clear the areas and entrances of the mosque within 15 minutes using water suction and drying equipment, totaling 470 machines.
They also cleared the sewers and manholes to ensure there was no clogging, as part of their emergency plans according to pre-prepared programs.
The Makkah Municipality and its public administrations have also mobilized efforts to drain the flooded areas and clear debris from fallen trees.
The Traffic Department in Al-Baha region has recruited all its officers and personnel to regulate traffic movement on main roads and public squares due to rain, fog and low visibility.
Security personnel, police and patrols are present to protect public safety, particularly due to the high volume of tourists visiting the city and the region’s parks.
The civil defense called on residents to be wary of the severe conditions, to stay away from places that could flood, and to abide by the civil defense’s instructions and updates announced through media and social media outlets.

The Traffic Department in Al-Baha has recruited all its officers and personnel to regulate traffic movement on the main roads and public squares, due to the rain, fog and low visibility. (File/SPA)
The Traffic Department in Al-Baha has recruited all its officers and personnel to regulate traffic movement on the main roads and public squares, due to the rain, fog and low visibility. (File/SPA)
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques intensified efforts to remove torrential floodwater from the Grand Mosque in Makkah. (SPA)
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques intensified efforts to remove torrential floodwater from the Grand Mosque in Makkah. (SPA)
The authority warned of thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain and brisk winds in Al-Baha. (SPA)
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