Floods Create Havoc in Iranian Southern Regions

More than 100 millimeters of rainfall was registered in the past three days in Sistan-Baluchestan Province -- equivalent to one year’s rainfall in the region
Floods Create Havoc in Southern Regions
Floods Create Havoc in Southern Regions

Heavy rainfall in the southern Hormozgan and southeastern Kerman and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces in the past few days has damaged houses, bridges, power/water infrastructure, flooded many streets, blocked roads and displaced people.
Torrential rains, which started on Jan 9, have led to flash floods in several cities in the three provinces, ISNA reported.
Due to deluge, over 300 villages in Kerman Province are inaccessible as roads remain blocked and communications are also cut off, director of crisis management in the Kerman Governorate, Majid Saeedi, said.
He noted that many villages are trapped by heavy snow. “Links to the rural areas remain blocked due to the long distance from the main roads and the mountainous areas.”


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