Jordan braces itself for severe weather conditions

Jordan

Published: 2018-11-09 16:53

Last Updated: 2018-11-09 17:25


Citizens in Jordan and across the country have been warned to stay away from valleys and low areas. (Roya)
Citizens in Jordan and across the country have been warned to stay away from valleys and low areas. (Roya)
Roya News Source

Heavy rain has continued to fall south of the Kingdom on Friday, with Arabia Weather warning that the weather will get worse, the rain will get heavier, the sky will get cloudier and low areas and valleys will be flooded.

Wadi Musa in Ma’an is currently experiencing severe floods that the area has not witnessed in decades.

Amman is expected to experience heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and possibly hailstones this evening.

Roya’s reporter in Petra said that the Madaba-Theeban road is currently closed due to the high water levels in the area and the flooding due to the heavy rainfall in Madaba.

The road closure has led to severe congestion, while authorities are trying to divert cars onto safer routes.

Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been announced in Karak, while special Civil Defense teams have been formed to be quickly able to deal with any weather-related emergencies.

Arabia Weather said that very heavy rainfall is predicted in Karak late Friday night.

Citizens in Jordan and across the country have been warned to stay away from valleys and low areas and to remain indoors in case of heavy rain, and to only leave their homes if they really need to.