Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, March 26, 2019 - At least 30 of Iran’s 31 provinces witnessed flood conditions on Monday as reports indicate at least 120 dead in the city of Shiraz alone. News from other cities show a very bleak image of innocent people left without any support.
In Dezful, southwest Iran, water levels are rising and an official of Khuzestan Province is reporting the first floods reaching the dams of this vast province.
Head of the mullahs’ Relief and Rescue Organization is reporting 30 provinces across Iran are suffering damages from floods.
Commuters near the city of Zanjan, northwest Iran, are forced to stop their vehicles due to flood threats. The city of Afshar in the province has already been overtaken with flash floods.
Reports from Tehran also show water levels rising in various roads. The weather organization has warned that the city is under serious threat of being hit with floods. Pictures and videos from Tuesday morning show that the situation in Tehran is worsening.
Flood waters in western portions of Tehran, Iran
Floods are continuing in the city of Khorramabad, western Iran, while landslides are reported on the Ahrom-Kalame road in Bushehr Province, southern Iran. Bushehr is also home to Iran’s nuclear power plant.
“The Eshq Abad road to Bardaskan near the city of Tabas is closed due to rising water levels, according to the traffic police deputy of Southern Khorasan Province (east Iran).
All paths leading to the city of Mamulan in Lorestan Province, western Iran, are blocked due to rising waters levels of Kashkan River. The city’s drinking water is cut-off today.
There are also warnings of rising water levels around Alvand River near Sarpol Zahab of Kermanshah Province in western Iran. Sarpol Zahab witnessed a devastating earthquake back in November 2017, and its inhabitants are still living in harsh conditions 16 months later. Now, many locals have seen their trailer homes taken away by the rising floods.
Two major pathways in Khorasan Razavi Province, northeast Iran, are blocked due to floods.
In Isfahan, central Iran, around 350 homes have suffered damages, according to the provincial Crisis Management Director.
From early morning hours of Tuesday, a road from the city of Andika to Shahr-e Kord, central Iran, is engulfed in floodwaters and paths leading to various villages in the local area have been blocked, according to local officials.
Storeowners in various parts of Tehran have been asked to remain closed for the next 48 hours due to flood conditions.
In Khorramshahr, southwest Iran, floodwaters are reported near the Tavijat military road and there is a possibility of water reaching locals homes. People in this town are using the most basic tools and without any support from authorities in their effort to prevent nearing floodwaters.
Reports from Golestan Province, where floods have ruined people’s lives for nearly a week now, indicate authorities not allowing the entrance of a team of physicians seeking to enter the flood-hit areas of Khaje Nafas.
The mayor of Ahvaz, southwest Iran, said the entire city is facing a major flood crisis. Karun River lacks the capacity to bear this amount of water – 2,500 cubic meters of water per second – and this amount of water will definitely cause problems for the city, he said. Fire officials have banned any boards in Karun River.
Following floodwaters in Izeh and water levels rising in the city roads, two districts are in grave danger and locals are ordered to evacuate. More reports from Khuzestan Province indicate the Behbahan-Ramhormoz road being blocked due to floodwaters.
The mayor of Shiraz declared that the city would be flooded again on Tuesday morning. Videos obtained from the city indicate flood waters pouring into the city’s streets again.
In Golestan province, which was one of the first areas to be hit by the wave of floods, outraged citizens clashed with Revolutionary Guards forces and prevented them from entering their flood-stricken area. The government’s disastrous response to the floods have enraged the populations of the disaster-stricken areas.
In Gomishan of Golestan Province in northeast Iran, unfortunately reports indicate a boat tipped over, leading to around 20 people drowning to death. Locals say they were only able to save five or six of the boat passengers.
Gomeishan, NE #Iran— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) March 26, 2019
Reports indicate a boat tipped over and nearly 20 people drowned.
Locals were only able to save 5 or 6 people.
No sign of any state aid.#IranFloods
Condolences to the victims' families. pic.twitter.com/etwr9LSVRJ
In Shiraz, possibly the worst hit city across the country, footage from the Sa’adi neighborhood shows floodwaters taking away more of the people’s vehicles.
Horrifying footage from this same city also shows floodwaters literally taking away a large truck.
In Susangerd, southwest Iran, a flood dam meant to protect a village by the name of East Hufel gave in and floodwaters are threatening the locals.
As more roads are blocked due to the floods, reports indicate the highway between Tehran and Mashhad in the northeast is also unusable. The capital’s Abuzar Boulevard witnessed rising water, striking fear among local residents.
In Isfahan, central Iran, rising levels of Zayandeh Rud River has brought water to the tip of the city’s famous bridges. Water is reportedly heading towards the city.
Taft River is witnessing water after 10 years of destructive policies implemented by the mullahs’ regime, especially the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Unfortunately, these raging waters are now becoming a threat for locals.
The Ghashlagh dam is filled up to 98% and reports indicate it may spill over. Over 21 million liters of water are added to the dam with each passing hour and the possibilities of a flood is very high.
“A man around the age of 36 lost his life while passing over a pedestrian bridge when flood waters engulfed the area,” according to Shapur Bagheri, head of the regime’s Red Crescent in the city of Masjid Suleiman of Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.
The Imam Reza highway has also been blocked due to floodwaters, according to the traffic police chief of eastern sections of Tehran Province.
Supporters of the Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) took measures to provide support for flood victims.
Five dams in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, are reportedly over-flooding and other dams in this province are on high alert for similar threats. Local villages are facing a major threat if the water volume exceeds 19 million cubic meters. Water levels across the province’s rivers are rising and proper warnings should be issued to the locals living in or near those areas.