Its flooding in Jedah??

Calgary, Alberta
January 18, 2011 2:26pm CST
Its sounds weird but torrential downpours had hit Jedah, Saudi Arabia and its flooding like crazy out there. I saw it on the news. People were badly drenched on that city. If my memory serves me right, Saudi Arabia is a desert. So it is really freaking me out what is going on in this planet,Why it is flooding in a desert. I know there are also floods in Brazil and Australia now. There is like a natural disaster everywhere.
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@topffer (36018)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
18 Jan 11
I had some holidays in North Africa, but I never had the luck to see a rain in the Sahara. I know that they are generally torrential, and that the desert is beautiful during the week following them, with flowers and plants growing everywhere. Rain is never a disaster in a desert : it is life.
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Jan 11
apaprently they were not getting rains, they were getting storms and typhoons and people were suffering from the floods. I guess Arabs were like this when the rain started: YAY Its raining, then suddenly its already flooding, I guess they wont be happy anymore.
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@topffer (36018)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
18 Jan 11
In a river like this one the water can rise at very fast speed after the beginning of a rain and drownings are not rare : http://ffs1963.unblog.fr/files/2009/07/oued.jpg I believe that cities in deserts have not canalization networks made for rainy days . Or maybe is it the beginning of the 2012 flood ? Sadly, I have not managed to get a ticket for the arch yet .
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Jan 11
Oh screw it, Its 2012 next year. I think Saudi Arabia is not prepared for floods since for centuries they were already used to live in a dry desert environment. You are right they dont have flood systems since it doesn't rain on their place until mother nature decided to mess up and make the desert wet.