Severe flooding paralyzes Taif City in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Severe flooding paralyzes Taif City in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains from Friday, July 24, 2020, have triggered widespread severe flooding that paralyzed the city of Taif in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 

The traffic in Taif City was brought to a standstill as floodwaters trapped many vehicles on roads and streets.

The Civil Defense said they responded to about 30 reports of stranded cars as a result of the accumulated waters, 14 of which had people stuck inside. Stranded individuals were successfully rescued.

Residents in Taif's district of AL-Muntazah were forced to stay indoors due to intense downpours, the Civil Defense added.

An emergency operations room has been established to deal with the situation, in coordination with relevant agencies. No injuries and casualties were reported.

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