Veritable rivers gushed down streets and into homes.

The average rainfall in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, is about a quarter of an inch in January. This makes the flash flood that struck yesterday all the more overwhelming. English news reports on yesterday's floods are scarce, but here are scenes of homes and streets filled with water.

People look at a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk, 932 miles from Riyadh. (Mohamed Alhwaity/Reuters)
A Saudi man sits near his home on a flooded street. (Mohamed Alhwaity/Reuters)
People wade down a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk. (Mohamed Alhwaity/Reuters)
 Saudi man looks at a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk. (Mohamed Alhwaity/Reuters)

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