A lot of people are under the misimpression that Saudi Arabia is all desert with no rain. I’ve tried to dispel that perception with my monthly posts which feature different regions, areas, cities and towns in Saudi Arabia.
A few months ago a sudden rainstorm happened in Hail. The video which I am sharing with this post illustrates not only how hard it can rain in Saudi Arabia but also how quickly a sudden rainstorm can lead to a flash flood.
A Saudi couple were trapped in their vehicle when it got caught up in the flash flood. If not for the heroic efforts of two Saudi men who were on the scene at the time, the couple would have perished. With no care for their own lives or safety the two men jumped into the rapidly flowing water and saved the couple from a certain death.
As word of the rescue traveled through the Kingdom these two men have been recognized and honored. King Abdullah presented them with medals for their courage, Crown Prince Sultan gave them each a monetary award. Last but not least, Prince Mohammed bin Naif (son of the Interior Minister) offered them each jobs with the Civil Defense.
Now that you know the background, here is the video which sparked these series of events:
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