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28 Sep 2018 | 06:53 PM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Power outages in Mecca due to severe weather September 27

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Severe weather causes power outages in Mecca on September 27; residual disruptions possible over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Mecca

Event

Severe weather has affected Mecca in recent days and caused power outages throughout parts of the city on Thursday, September 27. According to Saudi Electric, the company has been working to restore power since Thursday evening (local time). While storms are forecast to subside by Friday, September 28, residual disruptions are possible in the coming days.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected areas are advised to contact their local utilities provider for more information, adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities, and keep battery-powered devices charged when possible.

 

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