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IRCS Responds to Flood, Saves Affected people


TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (IRCS) _ Recent rainfalls in Iran triggered inundation and flood in several areas of the country. Iranian Red Crescent volunteers have offered relief to 307 affected people from November 22 to 25.

Due to torrential rain and lack of visibility, a sedan with 2 passengers fell in the river of Roudbar-chireh, Fuman Conty, Gilan Privince, yesterday,” said Mehdi Valipour, managing director of Gilan provincial Red Crescent branch. “Red Crescent’s teams managed to find the vehicle without any of its passengers today.”

Relief workers have been searching to find the passengers.

As of November 22 to 6 a.m on 25 November, volunteers of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have been providing relief services to 307 inundation and flood affected people in the 11 provinces of Isfahan, Ilam, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Khuzestan, Sisrtan and Baluchestan, Fars, Kermanshah, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Gilan, Lorestan and Mazandran,” said Morteza Salimi, IRCS head of Relief and Rescue Organization.

Relief workers rendered relief services to 22 cities, villages and  tribal areas. Red Crescent also provided shelter for 18 affected people as well as 14 people who were transported to safe areas. Red Crescent relief workers also recovered 4 vehicles out of of the flood.

Moreover, IRCS Relief workers pumped water out of 32 homes. Relief operations still continue in affected areas. Red Crescent have utilized 50 operational teams including 192 to offer relief services to the people in the disaster.