Ancient city of Petra flooded after 6 months’ worth of  rain in a day, Jordan

Ancient city of Petra flooded after 6 months’ worth of rain in a day, Jordan

Popular ancient city of Petra, Jordan experienced unusually heavy rains on December 26, 2022, resulting in severe flooding that forced around 1 700 people to evacuate the archeological site. Tourist routes at the site have been reopened on December 27 and movement across the city restored.

Destructive flash floods hit Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Destructive flash floods hit Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Heavy overnight rains hit the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on December 23, 2022, damaging properties and buildings. The event comes just one month after the city of Jeddah, Mecca Province witnessed record rainfall.

Severe flash floods hit Lisbon, Portugal

Severe flash floods hit Lisbon, Portugal

Very heavy rains hit capital Lisbon, Portugal on December 7, 2022, causing severe flash floods and leaving at least one person dead.