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09 Nov 2018 | 08:40 PM UTC

Jordan: Flash flooding hits Petra November 9

Jordan News Alert

Flash flooding hits Petra November 9, leaving child injured; further forecast rainfall may exacerbate flooding

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/11/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Amman). COUNTRY/REGION Petra

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Event

Flash flooding hit Petra according to reports on Friday, November 9, leaving a child injured and forcing thousands of tourists to evacuate the area. Further forecast rainfall over the coming days may exacerbate flooding in the Petra area and cause transportation disruptions.  

Advice

Individuals in the Petra area are advised to monitor local weather forecasts, avoid areas affected by flooding, prepare for transportation disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders). Keep in mind that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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