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The floods caused between 20% and 90% damage to 1,000 residential buildings in the northern parts of the country.
The floods caused between 20% and 90% damage to 1,000 residential buildings in the northern parts of the country.

Water Distribution in Flood-Stricken Villages

Water Distribution in Flood-Stricken Villages

Following the floods that struck Qaemshahr and Amol counties in northern Mazandaran Province late last week that caused a shutdown in electricity and water supplies to three villages, water and liquid chlorine (to sanitize water resources) are being distributed to all the affected households.

Speaking to IRNA, Mohsen Farhadi, health, safety and environment deputy at the Health Ministry, said until the problem is fixed, water will be supplied to the villagers by tankers, the quality of which will be monitored by HSE experts, along with bottled water.

However, there are areas where neither bottled or tanker water can be supplied and the residents per force will have to use the available local water resources, which may not be potable due to the seepage of flood waters. In this case, the ministry has made arrangements to supply liquid chlorine bottles for distribution to the residents so that they can sterilize the water sources before use.  

“A mother solution with chlorine content of 1% (containing 10 grams of chlorine per liter) is being distributed so that they can sanitize the existing resources until piped water starts flowing again,” said Farhadi.

  No Diseases

Families are also instructed on how to use the liquid chlorine. Affected water supplies are dark and opaque, and require between four and seven drops of the dense solution per 10 liters to become potable.   

The official allayed concerns over the outbreak of cholera due to the floods and said all precautions have been taken and there are no reports of the bacterial disease so far.  In response to queries about the transmission of diseases from carcasses of animals that died in the floods, he said not many animals had died and “environmental hygiene was under control.”  

The floods occurred as a result of a fierce storm with wind speed of 130 km per hour that caused between 20% and 90% damage to 1,000 residential buildings in the northern parts of the country, specifically Mazandaran, Golestan and North Khorasan.

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