Saudi Arabia has been hit by biblical floods after the nation’s king prayed for rain.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud known as on his topics to wish for rain earlier this week.
Attributable to a scarcity of rain in current months, the king advised his folks to ‘supplicate to Allah the Almighty’ and ask for ‘forgiveness and repentance’.
He additionally advised them to do “good deeds and charity” whereas praying for rain.
The official decree got here from the Royal Court docket on Tuesday, November 22.
Simply 24 hours later it began raining in probably the most dramatic method.
Movies shared on-line present heavy flooding washing away automobiles on native roads within the cities of Jeddah, Rabigh and Khulais.
Faculties and universities needed to be closed following the devastating floods.
The nation’s Civil Protection even suggested residents to “train warning and keep away from stagnant rainwater and valleys”.
The rain was so heavy that the street to Makkah was closed, which just about by no means occurs.