March 11..the 49th anniversary of the painful Ma’an flood disaster

2015-03-09 2015-03-09T11:37:00Z
عمر الدجاني
عمر الدجاني
متنبئ جوي- مسؤول قسم الأخبار الجوية

<p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr">ArabiaWeather.com- On March 11, 1966, the city of Ma’an, in the south of the Kingdom, experienced a painful natural disaster, represented by severe thunderstorms, which led to the formation of a torrential torrent that led to the death of dozens of residents of the city and the pilgrims of the Sacred House of God who had stopped in Ma’an before Go to the Holy Land.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> The month of March is known in the Kingdom for its treachery and its great weather fluctuations, but March in that year 1966 witnessed one of the largest weather-related natural disasters in the history of the Kingdom, as a violent state of atmospheric instability arose over the country, which led to unusually heavy thunderstorms. On parts of Egypt, the Levant, northern Saudi Arabia, and western Iraq, and thus the flow of valleys and the formation of torrents on a large scale. </p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p class="rtecenter" style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/Maan%20Floods2.jpg" style="height:762px; width:600px" /></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> The torrential torrent raided the city of Ma’an at exactly 6:45 a.m. on Friday morning 11-3-1966, when the water suddenly swept parts of the city, sweeping away everything in its path of homes and cars, passing through the commercial market to the prison, which led Many houses collapsed on top of their occupants.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> The disaster caused the displacement of thousands of citizens, forcing most of them to sleep outside after their homes were completely demolished. Among the stories of the great tragedy of that incident, the torrent swept away two newlyweds on their wedding night! </p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"><br /></p><p class="rtecenter" style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/SAM0114.jpg" style="height:1420px; width:600px" /></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> The late King Hussein bin Talal, God willing, led the rescue operations at that time and ordered the mobilization of all the capabilities of the state to provide relief to the afflicted city.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> The official newspapers also indicated that telephones were completely cut off from both Ma&#39;an and Aqaba after the disaster, and published the names of the victims who could be identified, as many bodies remained without anyone being able to identify them.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> The disaster later turned into a major solidarity campaign, as aid began from all official bodies, and donations and relief campaigns poured in for the city&#39;s residents from all parts of the Kingdom and several brotherly Arab countries.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> In this topic, you will find the headlines of the newspapers issued after the disaster occurred, quoting from the <a href="http://www.zamancom.com/" target="_blank">Zamancom</a> website. </p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p class="rtecenter" style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/SAM0113.jpg" style="height:1161px; width:600px" /></p><p class="rtecenter" style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/SAM0115%20%281%29.jpg" style="height:1538px; width:600px" /></p><p class="rtecenter" style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>See also:</strong></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong><a href="http://jo.arabiaweather.com" target="_blank">The expected weather in the coming days</a></strong></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong><a href="http://jo.arabiaweather.com/content/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%A9... target="_blank">Detailed weather forecast</a></strong></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p>

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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