Showing posts from November, 2018

Flash floods in Jordan kills 12, tourist evacuated from Petra

November 13, 2018: Recent flash floods in Jordan have claimed lives of at least 12 people and forced the evacuation of more than 3,500 tourists from the ancient city of Petra and other popular destinations. According to Al Jazeera meteorologist Rob McElwee, the floods in Jordan are a result of bad infrastructure and changing climate.

Wildfires in California kill 72

November 15, 2018: At least 72 people have been killed in wildfires across California including 66 civilians and 6 firefighters. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center, this is one of the most destructive wildfire seasons on record in California, with a total of 7,579 fires burning an area of 1,667,855 acres, the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season.

Flash floods in Saudi Arabia kill 30

November 14, 2018: Flash floods in Saudi Arabia have killed at least 30 people over the past month. According to the Saudi Civil Defence, “The number of deaths from flash floods and related electric shocks in Saudi Arabia has reached 30."