Floods in Yemen killed 14 people

At least fourteen people have been killed in floods in Yemen in the past 24 hours, according to security services.

Al-Mahra, Hadramawt, Shabwah, Abin and Juf provinces in the south and east of the country have experienced unseasonal downpours over the past week. In Shabwa province, local authorities said a father and daughter allegedly drowned after rushing waters swept their car away.

Searchers found only the father’s body. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to inform the media. The storms are not seasonal for the south and east, where the weather is usually dry at this time of year.

In the nation’s northwestern highlands, seasonal rains occur from late spring through early fall. The storms also damaged crops, roads and telecommunications infrastructure.

The country’s weather service warned late Wednesday that the rest of the country should be prepared for more rain in the next two days. The poorest country in the Arab world is divided between Houthi rebels in the north and the internationally recognized government in the south.

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