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The first clouds looked good from the back window of my classroom.
In many countries people are not excited by rain. In fact, someone might say that the weather was terrible if it is raining.
On the Arabian Peninsula people have a different view of weather than people in wetter climates. Here, we are excited when we clouds. If someone says that it may rain, people smile in agreement or sadly disagree because they think the clouds will pass without rain.
The first rain drops had everyone excited!
After ten minutes we were getting hail with the rain and the streets were beginning to fill up.
The only bad part about rain here in Taif City, is that we don’t have much soil to hold the water so it just flows along after it hits the ground. This is very mountainous (we are a mile above sea level) and rain just runs down the mountains into the streets. At one place Wednesday night, the street was so flooded that I saw cars floating in the street. The water swept them sideways and then they were blocking the way for the other drivers.
The rain was beautiful and we even got some hail. There was much lightning and thunder also. I had to teach the students these words in English because they were new to many people.
There were many cars that got flooded out and some major intersections flowed like small rivers.
We were all happy except those with cars full of water. And, even they were happy for the rain.
Wow! Lightning behind the hospital.
Rain is a great blessing when you have had none since last August!
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