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* 29/01/11 * The number of dead in the Saudi city of Jeddah, where heavy rains caused flooding has reached 10 people. This was on Saturday, the head of civil defense of the kingdom Saad Al-Tuveydzhri.

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On Wednesday and Thursday on the western province of Saudi Arabia attacked tropical storms caused by a powerful cyclone. Level flows at the epicenter of disaster Jeddah, according to witnesses, in some places exceed one meter. Thousands of people are trapped water in their homes and offices.

"The number of flood victims has reached 10 people, three are listed as missing", — At-Tuveydzhri said.

At-Tuveydzhri also noted that rescuers managed to "wrest from the hands of" the element of nearly two thousand people. The regional authorities in the fight against the elements involved aircraft and other special equipment. Available to all in need shelter, RIA Novosti reported.

Tropical storms in the last few years have been a disaster for the end of the economic capital of the kingdom of Jeddah. Drainage network 4000000th city covers only 10% of its territory. After the dramatic events of 2009, when 118 people were killed flows, the authorities have developed a program to create a system for drainage and dams, but the start of work was delayed.

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