The story of the Year of Destruction in detail During these rainy days, the memory of the youth of Saudi Arabia went back nearly seven decades, with the precipitation that these days are witnessing, to what was previously called the year of destruction or the crush, which the new generations are ignorant of, and only the one whose head caught gray knows its true story.
From the Saudis, when was the year of destruction and what is its story is what we will learn about on the reference site, by shedding light on its details and effects on the ground.
Definition of the destructive phenomenon
The year of destruction, or what is known as the year of drowning, is the year 1376 AH in the life of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was named by this name about the extent of the destruction that the Arabian Peninsula witnessed, especially in some regions of Saudi Arabia, as a result of the continuous rainfall in an unparalleled incident in previous years, according to what is known as the year of destruction.
It came from the walking of the ancestors, which led to the displacement of the people of the affected areas from their homes in search of higher areas, carrying with them some things with which to cover their heads and shelter in their shade, until the water receded and the aid arrived.
The story of the year of destruction in detail
The torrential rain continued during the year of destruction for nearly two months continuously in some regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which led to the occurrence of torrents and the flooding of rivers and valleys, sweeping away everything that passes on its way of goods or neighborhoods.
That the rain continued for 58 continuous days, which led to the siege of the water collected in the valleys and the extensive destruction of the structures of the houses, which are mostly mud and stones.
In the details of the story of the year of destruction, according to some historians, it was mentioned that the rain began to fall upon entering Al-Murabaniyah. The first rain was on the 12th of Jumada Al-Ula in the year 1376 AH, and it continued until the 27th of the same month, i.e. 15 continuous days when the bishop became tired and began to collapse due to the heavy rain. After that date, new clouds formed and a thick shadow formed, with which people lost their ability to settle in homes, and they are only entered to withdraw food and some necessities, to the extent that mail and aid planes were unable to land.
At that time, the government was able to send tents and relief supplies to the afflicted during the first of Jumada al-Thani. The weather became iron and the sun was not visible during which the rain continued until the date of the 18th of Jumada al-Thani the frequency of precipitation decreased until the severe cold intensified on the 21st of the same month. The clouds again, and the cold fell, and an atmosphere of rare frost began. The clouds accumulated again, the precipitation returned on the 4th of Rabi` al-Awwal, and the cold intensified before the threads of the sun revealed the scene of the destruction that befell the country. 3 thousand homes.
Some of the names of the years according to the people of Najd
Najd witnessed several natural phenomena or other catastrophes, the years of which were named after those phenomena due to the horror of their history in people’s memories, the most prominent of which are the following:
year of hunger
It is also known as the year of Sahut or Sahouq, which is the year 1328 AH, and was named by this name about the drought that passed through the people of Najd, after the good of heaven was cut off and the earth became fertile.
the cold year 1345
During which the cold and frost continued for forty days and nights, the trees turned red, and many lives were lost, whether people or animals.
year of the sable
About the Battle of Sibila during the year 1347 AH, and its poles are the Kingdom of Hejaz and Najd, led by the founding King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, against the Brotherhood’s army led by Sultan bin Bijad and Faisal Al-Darwish. Rawdat Al Sibla was the scene of its battles, and it is the last battle for the establishment of the third Saudi state.
The year of the drowning in his mail
It is the same year of destruction, which affected a large number of Najd regions, especially Qassim and Buraidah, which witnessed the greatest destruction or destruction.