Articles tagged "jordan weather"

rescue operations jerusalem israel february 28 2019

Massive floods hit Israel and Jordan after more than a month's worth of rain in 24 hours

Heavy rain and strong winds hit Israel and Jordan over the past couple of days, causing severe flash floods and leading to multiple high-water rescues. Jerusalem recorded 136 mm (5.35 inches) of rain on February 28 which is 4.8 mm (0.18 inches) more than its average...

March 02, 2019

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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...

November 13, 2018

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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...

November 10, 2018

search and rescue operations jordan october 25 2018

First heavy rainfall of the season, deadly flash floods hit Jordan's Zarqa-Maeen Valley

At least 21 people were killed, 35 injured and an unknown number of others are missing after an intense storm brought strong winds, heavy rain and hail to most of Jordan this week. Flash flood in Zarqa-Maeen Valley, whose water channels into the Dead Sea, had surged...

October 28, 2018