Published: 2018-10-27 12:59
Last Updated: 2023-02-03 14:54
The surrounding area of the Ma’in waterfalls was heavily damaged by the flash floods that visited the nearby Wadi Zarqa on Thursday, October 27, 2018 and resulted in 21 deaths and more than 30 injuries.
General Manager of Evason Ma'in Hot Springs, George Siouty, told Roya that the vicious flood had left the property almost completely damaged.
Siouty recited what he witnessed on the day of the Dead Sea tragic floods incident, adding that around 2:00 PM, the huge quantities of rainwater have started pouring into the waterfalls. In less than 15 minutes, the waterfall’s 25cm average width grew into a fierce 130cm-wide waterfall, he added.
Siouty stressed that the management of Ma'in Hot Springs took the decision to immediately changed the course of the main waterfall and turn it into Wadi Ma'in (the Ma'in Valley) in an attempt to ease the fierceness of the water flow, which caused major property damage with losses estimated at two million Jordanian dinars.
As for dealing with the emergency situation, Siouty stressed that, once notified of the rain, the management of the Ma'in Hot Springs started evacuating all guests to ensure their safety.
He pointed out that 80% of the Ma'in Hot Springs is now damaged.