Floods in Hadhramaut cause significant damage, kill one person

Floods in Hadhramaut cause significant damage, kill one person

At least one citizen died as a result of heavy rain that turned into torrents flowing into the valleys and roads in Hadhramaut province.

The floods also caused significant damage to the service and agricultural sectors.

A local source stated that “preliminary reports of the rains and floods in Hadhramaut governorate as a result of the impact of a trough of low pressure recorded a citizen’s death, and damage to agricultural lands, roads, electricity, and water.”

The source added that “preliminary reports also recorded damage to asphalt roads, the electricity network (33KV), the outflow of water from water wells in the Al-Mughaydah feeder to the city of Al-Mukalla, and the washing away of several citizens’ cars.”

Additionally, damage was reported to agricultural lands in the Ghayl Bawazir Directorate and in the outskirts of Al-Mukalla, as well as damage to the water network in Qusair, east of Al-Mukalla city.

Several areas in Wadi Hadramout have witnessed heavy rain since early Wednesday morning, resulting in torrents flowing into the valleys and roads.

Observers believe that the flooding in Wadi Hadhramaut began with varying intensities of rain and were accompanied by torrents in several areas.

Activists circulated pictures and video clips showing the flow of torrents in a number of streets and neighborhoods of the valley districts in the province, in addition to blocking the main road linking the districts of Seiyoun and Tarim.

It is expected that several Yemeni governorates, including Hadhramaut and Mahrah, will experience heavy rainfall in the coming hours.

The National Meteorological Center in Sana’a warned seagoers and fishermen of disturbances and high waves on the coasts of Shabwah, Hadhramaut, and Mahrah.