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Flash floods leave at least 4 fatalities in Jordan and Saudi Arabia

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Heavy rainfall has been affecting western Jordan and neighboring Saudi Arabia since February 5, 2021, causing flash floods that resulted in four fatalities and property damage.

Heavy downpours particularly affected Al Mafraq and Ma'an governorates in Jordan, as well as Tabuk and Al Jawf provinces in Saudi Arabia.

In Jordan, four fatalities were reported in the area of Ruwaished Town, according to local media on February 8. The civil defense said the victims were in a vehicle that was swept away by floodwaters.

Several roads were inundated and impassable across Al Mafraq and Ma'an.

In neighboring Saudi Arabia, the streets of Tabuk were heavily inundated, which caused traffic disruption. Civil defense teams used a helicopter to rescue four people after their car was swept away.

Drier conditions are forecast over the affected areas across both countries on Tuesday, February 9.

Featured image credit: Civil Defense

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