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Under the showers of rain.. Umrah pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba

The Grand Mosque in Makkah Al-Mukarramah witnessed, since the early hours of dawn, heavy rains, amid the pilgrims performing their rituals and circumambulating the Kaaba as they turned to supplication, raising the palms of supplication to God, rejoicing in the rains of goodness and blessing that the Grand Mosque witnessed, today, Friday.

While the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque raised its readiness for rain, as the presidency recruited more than 200 supervisors and observers, 4,000 male and female workers, and more than 500 equipment to deal with the rainy situation and dewatering.

The courtyard, prayer rooms, entrances and exits are also prepared after the rains, and efforts are intensified to remove the effects of the rain that fell in order to preserve the safety of the pilgrims of the Grand Mosque so that they can perform their rituals with ease and ease, by distributing water suction equipment and washing equipment inside and outside the sanctuary to contribute effectively to the drying process, and intensify Its preparations are to operate emergency plans and intensify its work, by developing a precautionary plan in preparation for the rains.

Close the Makkah-Jeddah Highway

Today, the Emirate of Makkah Al-Mukarramah region announced the closure of the Makkah-Jeddah highway as a precaution, due to heavy rains that caused the closure of several roads in Jeddah, including the Al-Haramain Road, as well as some tunnels in the governorate.

In turn, King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah announced that the take-off of some flights was delayed due to weather conditions, and due to weather conditions, the take-off of some flights was delayed, and it was announced that communication should be with air carriers to confirm the dates of their new flights.

Systemic lift

On a related level, the Municipality of the Holy Capital raised its readiness to implement the emergency plan for rain, as the Municipality formed a number of field teams consisting of labor and equipment and put them in full readiness to start their work in all neighborhoods and residential plans, in order to ensure the removal of everything that could pose a threat to lives. And the property of citizens and residents, and create a safe atmosphere for them, and avoid any waste or pools of water that may result from rain, and harness its mechanical and human capabilities by following up the warnings issued by the National Center of Meteorology and all concerned official authorities.

It harnessed all available capabilities to provide the best municipal services by rehabilitating rain and torrential water drainage networks in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and the holy sites and raising their efficiency.

The Municipality has allocated 10,552 human cadres including an employee, supervisor, observer, engineer and field worker to implement the plan to deal with the rain, supported by 2,556 mechanisms, equipment and trucks to contain the expected rainy conditions in the Holy Capital and its environs, and to direct the teams according to receiving the communications, and the unified call center in the Municipality continues to receive the communications around the clock. Through the number (940) in anticipation of any emergency.

Thunder rain

While the National Center of Meteorology in Saudi Arabia expected moderate to heavy thunderstorms, accompanied by active winds that limit the range of horizontal visibility, and showers of hail leading to torrential rains in parts of several regions.

The meteorological center stated in a statement that the weather conditions include parts of the regions of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah and Tabuk, including the coastal parts of them as well as Al-Baha, Hail, the northern borders, Al-Jawf, Al-Qassim, Riyadh and the eastern region.

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