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

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

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…

Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm…

Major flash floods hit ancient city of Petra, Jordan

Major flash floods hit ancient city of Petra, Jordan

Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Jordan's ancient city of Petra, the kingdom's main tourist attraction, on Friday, November 9, 2018. Nearly 4 000 people were forced to evacuate. At least 12 people were killed in the country's central and…