Torrential floods sweep across Ma'an

Jordan

Published: 2018-11-09 16:02

Last Updated: 2018-11-09 16:53


The Wadi Musa area in Ma'an has not experienced such floods in decades. (Roya)
The Wadi Musa area in Ma'an has not experienced such floods in decades. (Roya)
Roya News Source

Some parts of Jordan experienced heavy rain showers and thunderstorms on Friday, November 9, which caused severe floods in the Ma’an Governorate, leading to the injury of a two-year-old girl, who is said to have almost suffocated after briefly drowning in the water.

The child was taken to hospital and her health condition is critical, according to a security source.

Social media users shared videos of the torrential waters in the Wadi Musa area in Ma’an, which the area has not experienced in decades - this is directly related to the problem of global warming.

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Temperatures are set to plummet in the evening, as Saturday is expected to get much colder and for the weather to become more unstable, bringing with it stronger thunderstorms and rain in most parts of the country.

Citizens are warned to stay away from areas where floods will easily form, including valleys and low areas, specifically Aqaba and the rest of the southern Badia and Wadi Araba, as well as valleys and low areas by the mountains of Sharah, Tafilah and Karak, in addition to the Jordan Valley, including the Dead Sea.