Rain is a rarity here in Jeddah, so yesterday when it came down in buckets, areas of the city were immersed in rain water. I would estimate that in some places, the water had to be close to three feet high. Vehicles were disabled everywhere, curbs and barriers were underwater causing hazardous conditions for drivers since many of the streets appeared to be raging rivers. Not much thought or planning has gone into preparing for conditions like this in Jeddah and the city is ill-equipped to deal with flash flooding like this. It’s too bad the precious water couldn’t be diverted or harnessed to be useful instead of just wasting it and considering it a nuisance.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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