Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, October 30, 2019—Severe rains and flood waters in various areas across Iran during the past few days have left vast amounts of damages for the devastated locals. Early Tuesday, October 29, following the first seasonal rains, most of the areas around the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, were encircled with flood waters and rising sewages. The Golestan Hospital in Ahvaz was in atrocious conditions after the first rains of the season, signaling a long and disastrous fall and winter season.
In Khuzestan Province, schools and other educational centers in the cities of Abadan, Khorramshahr and Shadegan were closed due to severe rains and water paths being blocked.
In Isfahan, central Iran, torrential rains resulted in rising water levels and homes being flooded in the city of Ardestan. This city’s infrastructure also suffered severe damages due to the heavy rains.
“The floods resulting after the heavy fall season rains inflicted vast damages to the infrastructure of five villages near the town of Hombarat,” said the crisis management chief of the Isfahan Province governorate. The heavy rains inflicted numerous damages to five different water ways of this town along with 50 kilometers of paths and two small bridges. A number of villagers were forced to evacuate their homes after suffering damages. The amount of rain reported in Ardestan had reached 23 millimeters.
In Natanz, also in central Iran, people’s farms and orchards, public roads and water ways of various villages witnessed massive damages. The locals of various areas around the city of Khorramabad, the capital city of Lorestan Province in western Iran, were forced to evacuate their homes due to the rising floodwaters.
On the night of Monday, October 28, heavy rains reached Tehran and flooded various roadways. Some streets were completely blocked and deemed unusable due to rising flood waters. The capital city’s municipality was on full alert for more possible rains and floods.
In the city of Poledokhtar in western Iran, rising floodwaters cut off access to at least 800 village families.
In Saveh, southwest of Tehran, torrential rains resulted in floods rising near the city and the Abbas Abad river rose to a point where a number of families were forced to evacuate their homes.
Iranian regime’s officials during the past few days have appeared on stages to give more of their empty promises about compensating the people’s losses and preventing further damages from the flood. The government has been making promises to pay the people compensation even for those who don’t have insurance for their flood drowned cars or agriculture or even their live stocks, but at the same time place terms and conditions for these compensations. Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani said that the “government would compensate as much as it can,” who knows how much “it can” means!!!
The reason behind these empty promises with terms and conditions and with lots of IFs and MAYBEs is that the regime is extremely frightened of the eruption of people’s anger. The same anger that the supreme leader’s representative in the city of Shiraz, southern Iran, said when he visited some of the flood-devastated areas. He said, “Where ever we went, we heard people cursing us.”
After four decades of government corruption, repression and tyranny, Iranian people have learned the true nature of the regime and do not buy their empty promises and gestures. The people have started to act themselves and do whatever they can to alleviate the suffering caused by the flood.