The northern city of Tabuk has been paralyzed by heavy rains  accompanied by strong winds. Schools have been closed till Saturday due to incessant raining and water clogging.

With  flooded streets and stranded car, its taking hours for people to reach their homes. Emir of Tabuk Region, has announced safety measures and assistance for all citizens including meals, shelter and heating.

Saudi man sits near his home on a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk, REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Saudi man sits near his home on a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk, REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Residents wade down a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk, REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Residents wade down a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk, REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Saudi man watches a  flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk, REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Saudi man watches a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk, REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Havoc on the streets of Tabuk after heavy rains block traffic.