Arabian Peninsula floods

This item appears on page 62 of the January 2016 issue.

Torrential rains in late November caused extensive flooding in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, killing at least nine people. In Saudi Arabia, flooding occurred in the capital, Riyadh, as well as in Jeddah and Medina. In Qatar, 3.13 inches of rain fell in the capital, Doha, on Nov. 25, more than the nation’s yearly average of 1.97 inches.