BANGKAPOS.COM — Baru-baru ini, Kota Jeddah dan Makkah di Arab Saudi diguyur hujan lebat dan mengakibatkan banjir bandang.

Semua aktifitas saat itu terhenti dan nahasnya banyak kendaraan yang terseret arus hingga rusak dan hancur.

Seperti diketahui bahwa di Arab Saudi sangat hjarang terjadi hujan.

Namun jika hujan dengan intensitas lebat dan terjadi sangat lama maka akn menyebabkan banjir.

Seperti yang terjadi beberapa hari kemarin.

Video yang memperlihatkan banjir bandang menyapu puluhan mobil tersebar di media sosial dengan teks yang menunjuk sebagai banjir bandang di Jeddah, Arab Saudi.

Wilayah Makkah meliputi Jeddah, kota terbesar kedua di kerajaan yang berpenduduk sekitar empat juta orang.

Kemudian kota Makkah, kota paling suci dalam Islam di mana jutaan orang menunaikan ibadah haji dan umrah setiap tahun.

Jeddah terletak dekat Laut Merah, sering disebut sebagai “pintu gerbang ke Makkah”, tempat jutaan orang menunaikan ibadah haji dan umrah tiap tahun.

Jalan yang menghubungkan keduanya, yang digunakan banyak peziarah untuk mencapai Makkah, ditutup pada Kamis setelah hujan mulai turun meski kemudian dibuka kembali.

Banjir Bandang Melanda Arab Saudi, Ribuan Mobil Mewah Rusak dan Hancur Akibat Terseret Air

Banjir bandang melanda Arab Saudi, ribuan mobil mewah rusak, hancur akibat terseret air dan kondisi terkini setelah banjir. (YouTube SOBAT TKI)

Seperti dilansir Bangkapos.com di kanal YouTube SOBAT TKI yang diunggah 26 November 2022 memperlihatkan lalu lintas terjebak banjir bahkan sebagian kendaraan terendam air.

Hujan badai musim dingin dan banjir terjadi hampir setiap tahun di Jeddah, di mana penduduk telah lama mengeluhkan buruknya infrastruktur.

“Banyak mobil yang rusak akibat terseret arus banjir kemarin,” kata Aceng selaku pemilik video SOBAT TKI.

Kondisi terkini Aceng menjelaskan bahwa tampak toko-toko di sana sibuk menjemur barang dagangan seperti karpet, selimut, sajadah yang terendam banjir.

Sementara di lokasi berbeda ada banyak tumpukan mobil yang rusak akibat banjir.

Suasana Kota Makkah Arab Saudi Ketika Diguyur Hujan, Baru Lima Menit Langsung Banjir

Seperti inilah suasana hujan yang melanda Kota Makkah dan Jeddah Arab Saudi.

Baru hujan lima menit saja langsung banjir.

Seperti terlihat dalam video di kanal YouTube Alman Mulyana diunggah pada 26 November 2022 air mengenangi jalanan raya.

Kala itu YouTuber Alman Mulyana sengaja melihat suasana hujan yang terjadi di Kota Makkah dan Jeddah, Arab Saudi.

“Saya mau memperlihatkan situasi Kota Makkah dan Jeddah saat diguyur hujan.

Belum sampai lima menit, bisa teman-teman lihat sudah mulai banjir,” kata Alman sembari memperlihatkan.

Jalanan yang tadinya kering seketika berubah banyak genangan air yang hampir mencapai setengah ban mobil.

“Ini mobil Camry, toyota Rush gaes yang melintas,” ujar Alman Mulyana.

Seperti diketahui bahwa di Arab Saudi sangat jarang terjadinya hujan.

Berbeda dengan negara Indonesia yang kerap hujan.

Di Arab Saudi pula belum tentu terjadi hujan dalam satu tahun.

Namun dalam video terbaru Alman Mulyana memperlihatkan bagaimana hujan yang melanda Kota Suci Makkah.

“Kalau hujan sudah seperti ini biasanya Kota Makkah memasuki musim dingin,” bebernya.

“Padahal hujannya baru lima menit ya, tapi air di jalanan sudah tinggi dan mulai meluber ke depan hotel,” katanya.

Menurutnya di sekitaran tersebut tidak ada yang namanya drainase atau saluran air sehingga mudah banjir meskipun hanya sebentar.

Alman yang menggunakan mobil Land Cruiser sepanjang jalan melihat beberapa mobil yang sudah mogok akibat tingginya genangan air.

“Ini kalau bawa mobil sedan sudah banyak yang mogok,” katanya.

(Bangkapos.com/Widodo)

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