Civil Defense launches website to receive Jeddah flood compensation requests
Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense General Directorate announced the launch of a website to receive requests for compensation for those affected by the torrential rains and flooding that struck Jeddah last Thursday.
The directorate said that the application and the concerned documents shall be uploaded through the website in the following link:https://my.998.gov.sa/damagereport/
The Civil Defense noted that there is no need to visit the directorate’s headquarters for the same.
The Jeddah Mayoralty sources revealed a few days ago that they will adopt the same mechanism developed following the devastating floods of November 2009 to pay compensation for the victims of Thursday’s torrential rain and flooding in Jeddah.
Muhammad Al-Baqami, spokesman of the mayoralty, stated that a person affected by rain is entitled to obtain compensation through insurance policies if it includes comprehensive coverage for damage caused by natural disasters, including rain, after the case is registered by the competent authorities.
The compensation will be fixed by the committees approved by the state, according to Article 27 of the Basic Law of Governance, which stipulates that the state guarantees the rights of the citizen and his family in the event of any emergency situations.