The floods that hit Yemeni governorates as a result of heavy rains, caused extensive damage to agricultural lands and roads, halting traffic between some governorates and evacuating groups of residents in Hodeidah and Aden, after the floods swept away some homes amid assurances that the wave would begin to recede.
Residents and local officials stated that the torrents swept away and severely damaged a number of houses, especially in the south of Hodeidah governorate, where most of the residents – who were displaced by the Houthi militia – live in houses made of mud and thatch, leaving hundreds of them without shelter.
According to these sources, the torrential rains caused similar damage, as a house collapsed on a family of five, in the Najd Qassim area of the Misrakh district, and the road linking the governorates of Taiz and Aden was closed, as a result of the floods sweeping away parts of the road and the collapse of other parts. This road is the main artery linking Taiz governorate with other governorates.
In Abyan governorate, warnings were issued of a disaster that might occur after torrential rains flowed into the governorate in very large quantities, threatening to erode barriers and agricultural lands. Traffic stopped and farms were washed away.
Residents of Al-Musaimeer District, Lahij Governorate, said that the rainwater and torrential rains that recently flowed from Wadi Tuban to the district caused agricultural lands and fruit trees to be washed away. Residents appealed to conservative Ahmed Al-Turki, and organizations working in the agricultural sector, to intervene quickly to save their agricultural lands. They explained that the floods destroyed the crops on which they depend to provide for their lives and support their families. It also buried a number of wells located near the course of the valley, on which the population relies to bring drinking water and irrigate their agricultural fields.
In the city of Aden, to the west of which the floods reached, the security forces evacuated a number of residents whose homes are located in the course of the floods in the Al-Haswa area of the Buriqa district, where the city, which is taken by the legitimate government as the temporary capital of the country, witnessed heavy rains during the past two days, which led to the drowning of some Streets of the districts due to the lack of water drains and power cuts in large parts of the city.
For his part, astronomer Adnan Al-Shawafi said that heavy rains will begin to decline gradually, and that the expected percentage of precipitation on the western and southern highlands will be from 40 to 60 percent, while the expected percentage of rainfall on the western and southern coasts will be from 30 to 50 percent, while the percentage of precipitation on the western and southern coasts will be from 30 to 50 percent. Precipitation on the eastern highlands and plateaus and the eastern coasts is from 20 to 40 percent.