Riyadh Flood: Jeddah You’re Not Alone!

King Fahad Road

It was a lovely morning, May the 3rd of 2010 partially cloudy and little breezy to the extent that you would consider striking a plan for camping on that day.

However, part of the plan, you will check the weather advisory by local official authorities (Department of Civil Defense for example) whether or not proceeding with the plan would be safe!

Just similarly to what happened in Jeddah last year, neither Saudi Department of Civil Defense or PME (Saudi Meteorology & Environment Authority) had announced any advisory to local people in Riyadh alerting them about a potential heavy rain!

Again, some would argue that it is not quite suitable that they will announce this immediately.

Yet, my argument would be, it is not logical that Riyadh never expected such a heavy rain, and I would be looking at www.weather.com all the time!

I have been always very appreciable to technology, so I checked www.accuweather.com for weather forecast and found possible striking of thunderstorm.  Therefore, I seriously advise our Civil Defense & PME (Saudi Meteorology & Environment Authority) to stay in touch with AccuWeather for any free climate update!

Saudi Meteorology Authority

Anyhow, It has been such a busy period lately, however, the tons of images that I have receive and still being received up to now led me crack my fingers like a fighter and post these images for the world to see and share!

Finally, I will be more fair and mention that the quick response by some of these were better than ever which triggers some sign of hope and that they are listening and stepping a step ahead.

Remember, I have not mentioned anything about many people had their electrical power cut off! And those who lost their cars or maybe their lives!

several images can be found below.

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6 thoughts on “Riyadh Flood: Jeddah You’re Not Alone!

  1. huma siddiqui

    salam o alaikum
    its an eye opener
    i have been to riyadh 2 yrs before such a beautiful city,but whenever i hear of sand storms or rain storm i beleive saudi ministry should do something seriously about itafter all they have one of best technology in the world.

  2. Suliman Alturaif

    after what happened yesterday, I’m speechless
    it is the seceond alarm after Jeddah
    some people have to work honostly and hardly to fix these disasters

    btw, good work in your blog. keep it up

  3. Ibrahim Hudhaif Post author


    I see this disaster from a positive eye as it will reveal the falsifying beauty!


    what you have mentioned is very true, enough is enough!

    your visit was an honor to me! :)

  4. wilbert cacafranca

    i feel so sad to hear this kind of news, ic ant believe that this will happen to jeddah and riyadh, i thought its only for tropical countries like the philippines. ksa has been a part of my life for 10 lovely years, i wish the government will start to construct drainage system asap. allah be with you jeddah and riyadh..

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