Saudi Arabia’s roads flooded due to heavy rains

In Saudi Arabia, torrential rainfall wreaked havoc, leading to the closure of schools and inundated roads across several regions. Areas like Qassim experienced submerged cars due to flash floods triggered by seven hours of relentless rain, with some locations recording over 10 centimeters of precipitation.

Red alerts were issued for Qassim, Riyadh, Eastern Province, and Medina, cautioning residents about the impending heavy rain, strong winds, and thunderstorms. As a result of the floods, schools in these areas transitioned to online classes.

Riyadh also encountered road flooding, a common issue for major cities during such intense rainfall events. These occurrences follow heavy rains in April, which experts attribute to exacerbation by global warming stemming from fossil fuel emissions.

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