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Neglect of Advance Warning Caused Flooding, Devastation

Energy Ministry, Agriculture Ministry, Crisis Management Organization as well as the Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology were warned about the disastrous consequences of flash floods 13 years ago
Neglect of Advance Warning Caused Flooding, DevastationNeglect of Advance Warning Caused Flooding, Devastation

Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute, affiliated to the Agriculture Ministry, had warned Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization about the disastrous consequences of flash floods in Mamoulan and Pol-e Dokhtar counties in Lorestan Province as well as Aq-Qala county in Golestan Province, the head of the institute said on Monday.
"A flood hazard atlas was prepared by the research institute in 2006 in which experts declared that residential areas in certain regions would be inundated in case of a flood," ISNA also quoted Jahangir Pourhemmat as saying.
According to the official, the atlas was revised and updated in 2015 and new areas near the downstream side of dams and river banks were added to the map.

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