Monday, November 30, 2009

Saudi flood death toll up to 103 The Saudi death toll from floods that hit the port city of Jeddah this week has risen to 103, with another 1,399 rescued, Saudi civil defense services said on Sunday. Civil defense planes flew over the flood-affected areas searching for missing people, Jeddah authorities said in a news release. Relief aid have already been delivered to the affected families in Jeddah, it said, adding that they had been taken to hotels and furnished housing units until the situation was back to normal.

Torrents of water inundated the Red Sea port on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia saw some of the heaviest rainfall in years. Many of the victims were drowned or were killed by collapsing bridges and in car crashes….

Jeddah in 1938. Because we're always current here at Carbon Based

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