Heavy rains from December 5 to 7, 2020, have triggered more flooding in Iran, further worsening the situation in eight provinces already affected by inundations in late November. Up to 160 mm (6 inches) of rain fell in just a few hours-- equivalent to two months' worth of rain-- killing at least seven people.
In Dashestan in Bushehr Province, severe flooding occurred after 160 mm (6 inches) of rain fell in a few hours. The amount of rain is equivalent to twice the average for the month of December. Other counties also badly affected were Deylam and Genaveh.
Over the past few days, at least seven people lost their lives in rain-related incidents. In Bushehr, one person was swept away by flash floods, while another person was killed by a collapsed building. Five people lost their lives in a landslide that buried several vehicles in Hormozgan Province.
Bushehr province, S #Iran— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) December 6, 2020
Rain leads to floods due to poor infrastructure.
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Dec.5- Sarbandar, SW #Iran— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) December 5, 2020
One week after seasonal rains in Khuzestan Province, parts of Sarbandar are still flooded with rainwater and sewer. Locals blame local officials for their incompetence and lack of funding. pic.twitter.com/gAele1f766
This was the second bout of flooding in Iran in just two weeks. In late November, heavy downpours flooded the provinces of Ilam, Bushehr, Khuzestan, Fars, Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Qazvin, Kohgiluyeh, and Lorestan.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society has deployed 125 relief teams to vulnerable sites, warning that more heavy rains are expected for the country.
۶ شهرستان ممسنی، ارسنجان، آباده، کازرون، خرم بید، خنج در #فارس و ۳ شهرستان دیلم، گناوه و دشتستان در #بوشهر متاثر از #سیل و آبگرفتگی هستند. ۱۴۵ نفر در قالب ۳۵ تیم عملیاتی در حال امدادرسانی هستند. نیروهای عملیاتی استانهای #خوزستان #بوشهر #فارس #هرمزگان در آمادهباش بسر میبرند. pic.twitter.com/7TerYe4y4r— هلال احمر ایران (@Iranian_RCS) December 6, 2020
Heavy rains expected to worsen the Iran #floods in the coming days. @Iranian_RCS has deployed already 125 relief teams who are working around the clock to keep people safe.— IFRC Middle East and North Africa (@IFRC_MENA) December 2, 2020
This year, #Iran has witnessed multiple extreme weather events and heavy floodings. #climatechange pic.twitter.com/sLJ93c6eIK
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