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Old 8th December 2009, 13:55   #1
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Default Flash Floods in Jeddah (25 November 2009)

On 25 November 2009, Jeddah city experienced heaviest rainfall in years, many victims were drowned or were killed by collapsing bridges and in car crashes. Hundreds of cars washed away and destroyed as seen in photos.

Source: Flood pictures received from friends and internet.
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Holy COW. what in the world is this. look like some war feild where all the cars are thrown off the ground due to some bomb explosion.Man sorry to say this but hope now everything is pl
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Remainds me of 2012 movie


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On 25 November 2009, Jeddah city experienced heaviest rainfall in years, many victims were drowned or were killed by collapsing bridges and in car crashes. Hundreds of cars washed away and destroyed as seen in photos.
Hundereds? It is estimated that around 10,000 cars were damaged.
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That underpass was built without giving the slightest consideration to the question "What will happen if it rains"
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This almost is similar to what you see in the movies. How sad that this is reality. The devastation seems to be complete.
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Old 8th December 2009, 14:56   #7
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This part of the world rarely gets rain few times in years, but now may be due to climate change or other things. But here basic drainage system is missing all together, if proper rain water drain system was in place this sheer devastation might be less.

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How on the earth can cars go one top of the another, surely the cars wont float whilst in water. Or was the water current so fast that they just floated with water???

Sorry This question might be very stupid, I asked as I have never seen anything like this before!!!
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How on the earth can cars go one top of the another, surely the cars wont float whilst in water. Or was the water current so fast that they just floated with water???

Sorry This question might be very stupid, I asked as I have never seen anything like this before!!!
Deky, several cars "floated" and got on top of one another even during the 26th July 2005 floods in Mumbai.

As to why they float, I think it's more of the artificial tide caused by moving vehicles and/or water flowing under gravity.

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O_O woah O_O tremendous damage there.
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This is how mother nature retaliates when she is abused. Too much of so called development on a desert has got to be the cause.
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Holy smokes!! Look at the water level!Seems like the sea came right into the city. Doesn't this happen almost every year,where one of these cities gets pounded with heavy rainfall, and the flooding happens?Doesn't the Govt do anything to help the situation byt atleast tackling one issue after the other to prevent this happening (over a couple of years, ie.) ?
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MNCs especially car makers must be rubbing their hands in glee at the business opportunity. I am sure the Sheikhs would throw away the cars in the photographs !!
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I was dumbstruck for a couple of minutes. May the departed souls RIP. I can imagine the force with which the flash flood hit this place. I dont think the vehicle users had any time to react.
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Default Aftermath of Flood Fury

Some random pictures of the streets, cars after water receded. Lot of cars carried away in gushing water, some lucky one escaped from the cars and some unlucky unable to escape.

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