Mar 25, 2019 14:17 Asia/Tehran

The unprecedented floods in Lorestan province have surprised the locals as well as tourists visiting the province for Nowruz.

Iran Press/Iran news: Floodwaters have destroyed several bridges and damaged residential areas, particularly in the town of Pol-e-Dokhtar.

Meanwhile, Ismail Najjar, the head of the National Disaster Management Organization of Iran, in a televised interview on channel one on Monday afternoon, said: "Rainfall, and in some instances, heavy rainfall, have been reported in 25 provinces. But before clouds and a low-pressure system moved into Iran, the necessary flood warnings had been issued, and emergency crisis management meetings of provincial officials have been convened. Virtually all Iranian provinces are ready and prepared to deal with any possible weather-related emergencies." 103


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