News ID: 240630
Published: 0111 GMT March 25, 2019

Rouhani puts governors on full alert as Iran floods continue in several provinces

Rouhani puts governors on full alert as Iran floods continue in several provinces

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has urged all governors, governors general and officials in all Iranian provinces to be on full alert as widespread flooding continues in many parts of the country.

The Iranian president also called on officials to coordinate necessary preparations to handle various issues people in the flood-hit areas face.

Rouhani pointed to the continuation of flash floods in the northern province of Golestan and called for a cabinet session to assess the extent of damage on the province's infrastructure, farmland and personal property, Press TV reported.

 

In Shiraz, flood takes lives on its way through

At least 11 people were killed and 45 injured in flooding that hit the southern city of Shiraz, Emergency Medical Service chief Pirhossein Kolivand said on Monday.

Showers and thunderstorm in Shiraz caught many New Year travelers by surprise. Witnesses say many streets are inundated.

Head of Iranian Police Information and Traffic Control Center Nader Rahmani said the flood has carried away more than 400 vehicles but the exact number is not clear yet.

The flooding in Shiraz inflicted financial damage upon the city’s markets, too.

 

Potential flooding in Tehran, warns official

Hassan Razavi, the managing director of Regional Water Company of Tehran, warned on Monday about the possibility of heavy rainfall and inundation of provincial rivers in the coming days.

"According to an announcement by Iran's Metrological Organization, heavy precipitation and subsequent flooding are possible along the path of rivers and flood channels across the province," he added.

The official also warned New Year vacationists against installing their tents around and on the bed of the rivers even dry waterways and flood channels.

Iran’s Meteorological Organization warned that the downpours will continue for the next two days.

 

   
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