abc: Flooding in western Saudi Arabia forces schools to shut

In this Nov. 24, 2015 image released by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, a car drives on a flooded street in Al-Qassim Region, west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Saudi officials have closed down universities and schools after Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city flooded. The Saudi Civil Defense anticipates heavy rainfall to continue until Wednesday morning. Flooding in Jeddah occurs yearly and in 2009, more than 100 individuals died as a result. It is unclear how detrimental this flood will be but Saudi officials are keeping a close eye on the matter with rescue efforts underway.

To read more about the flooding, click here.

 

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