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!
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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