Strong winds and rain in Saudi Arabia; Electricity towers and posts were blown to the ground

Diba, Alwaj, Umlaj and Yambu received heavy rain. The Saudi Electricity Company reported that power supply was cut off in some areas in Tabuk after power towers and posts fell to the ground.

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First Published Nov 30, 2022, 3:00 PM IST

Riyadh: Strong winds and rain in and around Tabuk, the northern region of Saudi Arabia. Electricity towers and posts were blown down by the gusty winds. Diba, Alwaj, Umlaj and Yambu received heavy rain. The Saudi Electricity Company reported that power supply was cut off in some areas in Tabuk after power towers and posts fell to the ground.

The Saudi Electricity Company also said that the company’s technical teams intervened and soon restored power supply to most of the customers. AlUla – Madinah road has been temporarily closed for safety due to Wadi Al-Khushaiba flooding. The road was temporarily closed in both directions near the 237 km mark on the AlUla-Madinah road. The security departments demanded that the Al-Ula-Khyber road be used instead of this road.

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At the same time, special committees have started accepting applications before distributing compensation to those who suffered damage in the heavy rain and flood that occurred in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last Thursday. The civil defense center in Alrihab district is accepting applications for compensation from the victims.

Civil Defense has also introduced the facility to submit applications and related documents online. Applications are then forwarded to Field Committees for direct verification of damages and calculation of compensation. Actions for disbursement of compensation will be taken on the basis of the reports submitted by the Field Committees directly verified.

For compensation, the application should be submitted to the Crisis and Disaster Center, which is formed by involving all the concerned government departments. Jeddah Municipality spokesman Mohammad Albakhami said those who have a comprehensive insurance policy that includes coverage for damages caused by natural disasters are entitled to compensation through the insurance company.

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Last Updated Nov 30, 2022, 3:00 PM IST

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