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    Posted January 28, 2011 by
    Niena
    Location
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Severe weather

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    The Aftermath of Jeddah's Flood

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Niena was not allowed to leave her place of work, the Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, on Wednesday following the massive flooding in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 'The currents in the water were very strong and the cars could not move through them.' No place was safe, including the American Embassy which Neina passed on Thursday as it was less dangerous to travel home. 'Some people braved walking while others were lucky to be able to drive.'
    - nancyt3, CNN iReport producer

    ‎1pm(January 27, 2011)On my way home...I had to get in our company bus bound for other destination and dropped me anywhere near my flat, I had no choice but to walk from where I was dropped off.  I am just grateful that our district is not affected.  There's water in the street but I am able to reach home by taking  the sidewalk.

     

    Yesterday was a jaw dropping experience as we watched the water rising right in front of  our hospital  (near ER & OP pharmacy) around 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

    We see commuters trying to get out  of the street while  some teens were outside seemingly happy to see the falling rain.   All Directors and Department Heads were instructed to keep all their staff from leaving the area as most of the roads were no longer safe. However, those who live in the hospital compound were able to  get home since it's 3 blocks away and the street is accessible as the level of the water in the area was not so high.

     

    Many people were stranded in their workplaces while others insisted to get home walking through the flood.

     

    BTW, just a correction on our hospital. It's Dr. Soliman Fakeeh. I apologize to the producer  for being  hesitant to give  full details yesterday.

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