1998 News Story

Hajj weather and traffic being monitored

Director for civil defense for Makkah Province and commander of the civil defense forces for Hajj Major-General Saad Ibn Abdullah Al-Tuwaijiri has announced that a number of weather specialists are now working inside the operations room affiliated to the civil defense at the holy places, to provide daily data on the weather forecast and the speed and direction of the wind. He added that twelve helicopters have been made available for monitoring all approaches to Makkah and all roads leading to the holy places to report on any emerging traffic jams.