The memory of the Amman flood, which killed 4 people and besieged hundreds

طقس العرب GO 2021-11-04 2021-11-04T09:13:28Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
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The memory of the Amman flood, which killed 4 people and besieged hundreds

Arab Weather - On November 5, 2015, the Kingdom was affected by a state of atmospheric instability; It caused heavy to very heavy rain in parts of Amman and Balqa governorates, which caused torrential torrents to form and the water level to rise in the roads, where the water level in the streets reached more than a meter.

 

The reason for the weather situation that affected the Kingdom

This state of atmospheric instability was formed as a result of the approach of a cold air mass to the eastern Mediterranean, in conjunction with the blowing of warm and humid eastern winds. These weather factors led to a large condensation of thunderstorms over large areas of the Kingdom, including the capital, Amman.

 

Floods stormed homes, killing 4 people and trapping hundreds

The floods in the capital destroyed a number of homes, which prompted the Ministry of Social Development to transfer more than 20 families from their homes in Amman to associations affiliated with the ministry. This situation resulted in the death of four people, including two children, and the trapping of hundreds of others.

 

One of the deaths - may God have mercy on them - was a citizen in his twenties who died by drowning after water stormed his house in Al-Hussein camp, east of the capital, Amman. Amman, as a result of an electric shock as a result of the storming of the building in which he works.

 

In addition, 750 people who were trapped by the water were evacuated, and water was pumped from 350 homes and shops, in addition to dealing with 740 besieged vehicles.

 

 

Warning:

During the autumn season, the Kingdom is affected by many instability that may result in the formation of torrential rains in some areas. To ensure safety, the basic procedures to be followed to prevent flood risks must be followed:

 

  • Follow up on weather bulletins, warnings and instructions issued by official and competent authorities, such as: meteorology and civil defense, and through official means.
  • Avoid torrential rains in the event of heavy rain.
  • When warnings of the possibility of flooding are issued, you should not leave the house and drive the car unless absolutely necessary.
  • When the floods end in your area, especially in desert areas, follow the weather forecast to avoid torrential rains from other higher areas.
  • Carry out the necessary maintenance for the house and vehicles before the rainy season and take the necessary preventive measures to avoid the dangers of floods. And heavy rain.
  • Dealing responsibly with public utilities and rain drainage facilities and maintaining them to ensure their high efficiency.
  • Not to connect the gutters and drains of the yards to the sewage networks.
  • Be prepared to evacuate as soon as instructed.
  • Do not attempt to cross a stream on foot.
  • If your car breaks down in the water, leave it immediately and go to a higher place because the rushing water may wash away the car.
  • While driving, avoid walking near valley streams.

 

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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