Flood in Khuzestan Has Reached Alarming Levels
With the flood from Karkheh river getting closer to Ahvaz, the head of Iran’s Red Crescent says the conditions are not yet at crisis level, but they are alarming.
According to IRNA, with the flood getting worse, several trucks, loaders, and excavators have been sent from Alborz province to Andimeshk city in Khuzestan province.
Mohammad Pakpour, the commander of IRGC ground forces announced the deployment of engineering teams, desert hospitals, and necessary equipment to Khuzestan province. An army commander in Khuzestan said fixing the flood barriers and constant observation of the direction of the flood are the priorities for the army forces in Khuzestan.
The spokesman for the crisis management organization, Behnam Saeedi, asked the people of Khuzestan to cooperate with the evacuation orders of the officials. There have been reports of people disobeying the order.
Saeedi pointed out that 240 villages have been evacuated in Khuzestan province and some areas in Ahvaz also need to be evacuated.
Regarding the conditions in Lorestan, he added that 30 percent of Poldokhtar’s water network has been heavily damaged and not been repaired and connected yet. 15 villages still have no water.