Apr 01, 2019 18:36 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 20, 2019 19:42 Asia/Tehran]
  • At least 25 provinces  struggling with floods in Iran
    At least 25 provinces struggling with floods in Iran

British Red Cross announced readiness for supplying aids to Iranian flood-hit people, Iran's envoy in London said on Monday.


Iran Press/Iran news'British Red Cross told our country's embassy in London that it is fully prepared to send aids immediately upon receiving a list of needs for relief and the equipment required for confronting floods from Iran's Red Crescent,' Hamid Baeidinejad wrote on his Twitter page.

A number of other states have expressed condolences while announcing preparedness to help Iran in relief operations or supply the urgent needs of people stuck in floods.

Heavy downpours, leading to heavy amounts of water moving downstream and potentially causing local rivers to overflow their banks in Iran's western province of Kermanshah.

Iranian authorities have issued new emergency alerts and travel advisories as heavy rain and snowfall continue to cause flooding and disruptions in most parts of the country.

Morteza Salimi, the head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said Monday morning that floods have affected at least 23 of the country’s  31 provinces since heavy downpours began on March 19.

Estimates by government agencies suggest that the floods have taken the lives of at least 42 people and destroyed over 25,000 homes around the country.


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