Heavy rains leave provinces in northern Iran inundated
Heavy rains have battered Iran’s northern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran, leaving homes flooded and others without power.
The governor of Northern Khorasan reported that 15000 people are affected by the flood, Iran Daily reported.
The head of Iran’s crisis management organization reported that 40 villages in Golestan province still have no electricity. Previously the minister of energy had reported that 360 villages in Golestan province and 193 villages in Mazandaran province had lost electricity.
In Mazandaran province, after six days of flood, according to the crisis management office, over 200 villages were flooded and 1500 residents saw between 30 to 50 percent damage. Many bridges in rural areas were also destroyed.
Footage from both provinces showed massive flows of water running over roads and streets, with cars being washed away, people struggling to walk, and traffic being disrupted.