Badea Abu Al-Naja
MAKKAH — The holy city of Makkah witnessed one of the heaviest rain and flash floods in decades on Friday. The thunderous rain that was accompanied by strong winds and lightning, lashed the entire holy city and its suburbs.
The rain brought down the temperatures significantly, while several vehicles were washed away and trees uprooted on major roads and several districts, causing closure of some roads and obstructing vehicular movement to a great extent.
The teams of Civil Defense, security patrol, traffic police, road security forces, as well as municipal workers have been deployed to remove the obstacles and restore traffic movement in water-clogged streets.
The Makkah Mayoralty has mobilized all its human resources and equipment to remove the debris and hazards caused by the rainfall. The workers, equipped with over 800 equipment of various sizes, swung immediately into action to clear the debris. Cleaning and maintenance workers have also swung into action to restore normalcy in the city.