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Update on Floods in Iran: More than 7,000 village families threatened by floodwaters

Noble people of Khuzestan Province keeping watch over their floodgates
Noble people of Khuzestan Province keeping watch over their floodgates

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 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.

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

Poledokhtar Digital Center engulfed by mud

 

Floodwaters entering areas close to Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran

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

Ahvaz power station surrounded by floodwaters, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran

 

Locals in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, are forced into such dangerous methods of transportation

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

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.

 

 

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