Saudi Civil Defense sounded alarms on Friday, May 3 to alert citizens that water level had risen in the dam in Wadi Al Aqiq in Al Baha region.

Media spokesman for Saudi Civil Defense said that they took this action to warn citizens that high water levels could cause flooding of the valley downstream.

All residents of surrounding villages were told not to panic when they heard the sounds of sirens, as this was only a precautionary measure to alert the people.

Source: Saudi Press Agency