Staff writer, Al Arabiya
Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense urged people in Riyadh to remain indoors until the floodwater subsides.
Pictures and videos circulated on social media showed the streets of Riyadh, a city of about 5 million people, flooded.
Road traffic and normal life was brought to a near halt in the usually bustling capital, Al Arabiya television reported.
The correspondent said security and civil defense forces were heavily mobilized in the capital to deal with any emergencies that may arise.