Floods wreak havoc in yemen

World | ASSOCIATED PRESS 23 Jul 2021

Flooding in Yemen killed at least 14 people this week after nonseasonal rainstorms hit parts of the country, security officials said.

Provinces including al-Mahrah, Shabwa, Abeen and Jouf in the south and east of Yemen have seen instances of flooding. In Shabwa, officials said a father and daughter are believed to have drowned after swiftly moving waters carried their car away. Searchers only recovered the body of the father.

Yemen is typically dry this time of year. The storms also damaged crops, roads, and telecoms infrastructure.

Yemen's weather service warned that the rest of the country should be prepared for more rain in the coming days.

Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, is divided between Houthi rebels in the north and an internationally recognized government in the south.

Both sides have been at war since the Iran-backed rebels forced the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile in Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi-led coalition has been waging war with the Houthis to restore Hadi to power.

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