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Floods in Iran: Areas of Ahvaz evacuated, others facing threats

Not receiving any government aid, locals in Khuzestan Province are doing whatever they can to protect their homes and crops
Not receiving any government aid, locals in Khuzestan Province are doing whatever they can to protect their homes and crops

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, April 10, 2019 - While the mullahs’ regime in Iran is under heavy criticism and facing numerous protests for its inactions in the face of rising floodwaters across Khuzestan Province, Rahmani Fazli, the regime’s Interior Minister, has reportedly taken over the crisis management effort in this oil-rich province.

At 3 pm local time on Wednesday, orders were issued for five areas of the city of Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan Province, to evacuate, according to the regime’s provincial governor. Other regime officials are saying residents in the city’s Kianshahr and Malayesheh districts should be on alert and ready to evacuate at first notice. The districts of Eyn Do, Goldasht, Siahi, Sadat and Salim Abad have also been ordered to evacuate immediately.

As the regime fails to provide any relief to the flood victims, one report indicates the locals of Howayzeh rushing to the support of flood-hit areas in the town of Bostan, delivering over 1,000 sandbags to help protect the area.

Locals in the Eyn Do district are saying, “Authorities from the oil company came to supposedly repair the floodgates but all we saw was that they were only taking pictures. We told them that we need soil but they didn’t care at all.”

 

 

The Susangerd-Bostan road has been engulfed by floodwaters.

 

 

Early Wednesday morning hundreds of locals in Ahvaz rallied prior to the dawn in order to do whatever they can to protect their city.

 

 

Unfortunately, a young man around the age of 27 drowned in floods reported near the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, western Iran.

 

Footage of Eyn Do district in Ahvaz, southwest Iran.

 

Locals in Hamidiye, a town of Khuzestan Province, are seen working day and night to erect flood barriers and protect their homes.

 

 

Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has sent messages encouraging the Iranian people across the country to establish popular committees in order to muster aid to those in need. This is especially important considering the fact that the regime ruling Iran cares nothing about the people and will not come to their support.

 

 

 

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