Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, April 10, 2019 - As floodwaters continue to threaten hundreds of thousands of people across the western and southwest regions of Iran, locals in Khuzestan Province are particularly facing escalating dangers.
Various districts of the city of Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan Province, witnessed massive blackouts Tuesday night as floodwaters reached local power stations. Residents in the areas without electricity are growing more and more concerned about not having electricity in such dangerous circumstances. The districts of Amaniyeh, Kuye Enghelab, Khorramshahr intersection, Eyn Do and others were reporting lacking electricity.
With no government aid in sight, flood barriers protecting various villages have been giving in to the escalating water pressures. All the while, more rain is in the forecast for a variety of areas across the oil-rich Khuzestan Province.
Up to now, 234 villages located near the rivers of Dez, Karkheh, and Karun have been evacuated; more than 6,700 homes have been damaged and 51,000 other homes are facing flood threats, according to the regime’s Crisis Management Department.
The city of Ahvaz is reportedly safe for now yet all regime officials have been placed on high alert regarding the conditions of flood barriers, according to a regime official who also reported the towns of Hamidiyeh, Susangerd, and Howayzeh as being threatened by floods.
More than 7,000 village families near the city of Dasht-e Azadegan alone are facing flood threats, according to the city’s deputy mayor.
Images show the vast amount of damages in Khuzestan and Lorestan provinces.
A historic bridge in Khorramabad, Lorestan Province, western Iran
A family in Poledokhtar, Lorestan Province, western Iran. The sign reads, “Thank you for your help.” Locals have been supporting each other as there is no sign of government aid.
Poledokhtar Digital Center engulfed by mud
Floodwaters entering areas close to Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran
Village locals in Shush, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, were able to maintain their floodgates, protecting their homes and crops
Ahvaz power station surrounded by floodwaters, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran
Locals in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, are forced into such dangerous methods of transportation
More scenes of locals rushing to each other’s support to protect their homes and farms – Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran
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.
I urge the freedom-loving youths and members of resistance units and councils to not lose any opportunity in helping the flood-hit families. Help the people organize their popular councils which is the only solution for prevailing over this devastating flood.#Iran#IranFlood pic.twitter.com/lrwTjnPB5Y— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) March 27, 2019