I thought the rains yesterday were heavy, but I’ve been out of wet weather so long, I assumed that I was just easily impressed. But it wasn’t just my imagination. Yesterday’s rains were newsworthy.
The Jordan Times reported flash floods around the country that trapped people, caused accidents, flooded homes, and even required the evacuation of 150 tourists out of Petra. This wet weather is supposed to last through Thursday – hopefully in a less extreme state. The good news is that this is a lot of water heading into the reservoirs!
It appears that the weather was worse elsewhere – or perhaps the weather was the same, but the effects were worse. The news states that 7 people were killed in flash floods in Egypt, roads washed out, houses washed away, etc. Scary.