TEHRAN, Jun 6 (IRCS) _ Flooding and storm impacted several regions in Iran and Red Crescent volunteers rendered relief services to over 1600 affected people and families.
Over recent weeks, several Iranian provinces across the country suffered flood and inundation due to heavy rains. During the period between May 31 to June 4, in a phase of heavy showers in Iran, 11 provinces were witnessed floods, tempests and thunderbolts.
The provinces of East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Ardebil, Isfahan, Alborz, Ilam, Tehran, Zanjan, Ghazvin, Lorestan and Markazi were affected by flood. These were impacted by the heavy rains and flood in recent weeks as well.
The Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced that in response to the flood-affected people, relief workers rendered relief services to 1,675 people. Relief operation is continuing in Khoda Afarin, East Azerbaijan, and Boien Zahra, Ghazvin.
“Relief services have so far covered 28 cities, towns and villages and 138 people have received emergency sheltering by Red Crescent relief workers,” Remarked Morteza Salimi, Head of the IRCS Relief and Rescue Organization. “Three people were dispatched to medical centers and 54 people transferred to safe places.”
Moreover, water was pumped out of 210 houses and 22 vehicles were recovered from floodwaters.
One person died in East Azerbaijan Province by debris and 6 people lost their lives in Tehran (1), Hamedan (4) and Lorestan (1) because of the lightning. In total, 62 relief workers were participated to serve to the flood-affected people.
Iran Meteorological Organization has forecasted that new waves of rains will come to the country from Friday, June 8.