The Ma’rib Dam water continues to flow in the western regions of the Wadi District.
Local sources said that the floods caused by the flooding of water from the reservoir’s reservoir exits flowed towards the Naqaa area, and posed a threat to dozens of homes and farms.
People fear that the water level will increase, and they appealed to the local authority to intervene to build water fenders to ward off the risks of farms and homes close to the torrent.
This comes as President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, the governor of the governorates affected by the torrential rains, quickly directed the necessary measures to relief the affected and the displaced.
Hadi stressed, during his contact with the governorates of Ma’rib, Abyan, Al-Dhalea ‘, Hajjah and the rest of the affected governorates, the necessity of activating the work of the field committees concerned with relief and rescue, and counting the damages in coordination with the High Emergency Committee.
The President stressed the state’s keenness to deal with all the damage left by the torrential rains and rain in a number of governorates. In turn, the Governor of Ma’rib, Major General Sultan Al-Arada, instructed to address the conditions of the displaced people affected by the torrential rains that flooded the province during the past days.
The governor stressed the need to accelerate the opening of a safe passage for citizens in the two areas of Al-Rawda and Dhanna in the Sorouh District (most affected by torrents), after the dam’s water level increased by more than 270 million cubic meters out of 400 million cubic meters, which is the capacity of the dam.
He stressed that the local authority will work to provide the necessary needs and costs through the executive unit of the camps for the displaced, in coordination with the Sub-Relief Committee.
Since last Thursday, the local authority began to form a committee to visit the displaced and affected people in all affected districts and districts to assess their initial needs and submit them to the competent authorities.
A government report stated that the rain flood swept away more than two hundred and two hundred homes for the displaced in the governorates of Ma’rib, Abyan and Al-Dhali during the past two days. A report of the executive unit of the camps for the displaced said that the high water level in the Ma’rib Dam basin had affected more than three thousand displaced families.
The damages included the sinking of buildings, the erosion of tents, and the destruction of both food and food items altogether.
The heavy torrential rains also caused bulldozing and destruction of large agricultural areas in the Valley Directorate, with the water level of the Ma’rib Dam rising as a result of the influx of torrential rain that has been continuing for days to record levels and unprecedented since 1986.
Most of the Yemeni governorates witnessed heavy and continuous rains during the past days. The homes of citizens in Wadi Bana in Al-Saddah district, east of Ibb governorate, also collapsed. As a result of heavy rain and continuing for days.
Earlier, the meteorological center expected that the rains will continue in abundance for four days in various northern and western governorates.