Iran Flash Floods

Updated: 4/5/2019 5:42:16 AM
Heavy rain and floods affecting Iran since March 19, 2019 caused massive damage to the country's agricultural sector, damaged 36% of the entire road network and left at least 62 people dead, as of April 4, 2019.
According to information provided by official sources, flooding has caused at least 47 trillion rials (about $350 million USD) to the country's agricultural sector.
While the government assures flood-affected farmers that all losses will be compensated, speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani, said the new year budget would not suffice to cover the damages. 36% of the country's entire road network has been damaged, 84 bridges and nearly 2 200 rural roads washed away.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 4/1/2019 7:13:47 AM
At least 44 people have died in floods in Iran this week, officials confirmed Thursday. Hamidreza Khankeh, deputy head of Iran's emergency directorate, said that the death toll was highest in the Fars province, where 21 people have been killed by torrential flooding. Some 47,000 people have been hospitalized with flood-related injuries, and an estimated $170 million in damages have been caused by the floods. The deadly floods were caused by unusually heavy rainfall in Iran this week.
Source: DORRIS

Published Monday, March 25, 2019

Flash floods in southern Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday.

Heavy rains outside the city of Shiraz triggered the sudden flooding, according to the head of Iran's emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand.

State TV earlier said most of the people killed had been trying to take videos of the flooding on their phones.

The provinces of Fars, Kurdistan, Qom and Isfahan were on alert for imminent flooding, and the water authority in the capital, Tehran, said floods were a possibility there as well.

Enayatollah Rahimi, governor of Fars province, said the flooding is under control and aid work is in progress, but asked people "to stay in their homes," the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Over 56,000 people have been affected in various cities and rural areas in the two provinces as a result of heavy rainfall that hit on March 19 and 20.
Source: DORRIS

Iran Flash Floods Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Flood
Response: None
Severity: Minor
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Unknown

Killed: 62
Injured: 47000
Evacuated: 86000
Affected: 56000

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