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Saudi schools closed due to bad weather

Saudi schools closed due to bad weather

The closures came following warnings from the kingdom’s General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection

Bad weather conditions saw schools closed across Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Saudi Press Agency said classes would be cancelled in Riyadh and across the provinces of Ramah, Thadig, Muzahmia, Hremala, Diraia and Dhrma.

Other affected provinces included Al-Ahsa, Madinah, Wadi Al-Dawasir and the Eastern Province.

The closures came following warnings from the kingdom’s General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection ddepartment about bad weather conditions.

Particularly heavy rains and hailstorms were seen in Madinah, its suburbs and the governorates of Yanbu and Badr on Saturday.

Civil defence centres reported receiving 1,200 calls to report damage caused by the rains.

There were also nine reports of people needing to be rescued from their vehicles and 20 reports of vehicles stranded underwater.

The Madinah Municipality also worked with the electricity company to disable generators and prevent electrocutions in flooded areas.

Citizens and residents were warned to take precautions and not to leave their homes unless necessary.

Particular warnings were issued for farm roads, valleys and exposed areas.

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