Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, April 12, 2019 - As floodwaters continue streaming downwards from Lorestan Province, western Iran, into Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, many cities, towns and villages across the oil-rich lands of Khuzestan are being flooded, disrupting the lives of locals. Residents of this province are protesting for not receiving any aid from the government. In some areas, people are seen blocking roads to prevent the regime’s local and government officials, and state media, from entering their areas to deliver fake reports claiming the government is providing relief to flood-hit areas.
Locals are seen here blocking the Ahvaz-Khorramshahr road.
Another local of Khuzestan is seen here protesting the regime authorities and saying the Red Crescent in this province is actually selling tents to the needy in flood-hit areas for 5 million rials, equal to around $35.
Locals in the town of Hamidiyeh, a town in Khuzestan Province, are desperately doing whatever they can to protect their homes and lands.
The cities and towns of Karun, Hamidiyeh, Susangerd, Rafie and Bostan, along with their villages are scenes of locals taking matters into their own to protect their property, knowing the regime will not provide any support.
In the town of Dehlaviyeh, locals were seen desperately doing whatever they could to maintain the flood barrier protecting their farms.
Sixty villages near the city of Karun alone are surrounded by floodwaters, according to the local mayor, saying the city itself is surrounded by canals and Karun River itself.
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), is calling on locals to “unite in popular councils” in the face of the escalating flood crisis and the regime doing nothing to help the needy flood-hit areas.
Reports indicate more rains and floods in Khuzestan starting on Saturday. Even dams in Iraq are reportedly overflowing and Arvand River (Shatt al-Arab) is witnessing escalating water levels.
In Bandar Abbas, a major port city in southern Iran near the Strait of Hormuz, is gearing for heavy rains and possible flooding on Saturday and Sunday.