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Extreme flooding in Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Heavy rainfall affecting the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on March 19, 2024, caused extreme flooding in the Duhok Governorate, leading to the deaths of at least two people and damage to dozens of homes.

At least 10 others have been injured, the spokesperson for the Duhok General Directorate of Civil Defence said.

The Kurdistan Regional Government is urging residents to remain indoors as heavy rains persist across the region.

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Image credit: EUMETSAT,/Meteosat-9, RAMMB/CIRA, The Watchers. Acquired at 10:45 UTC on March 19, 2024

Governor Ali Tatar cautioned everyone against venturing into flood-prone areas and noted the evacuation of residences in high-risk zones. He assured that all efforts were underway to safeguard lives and minimize damage.


1 Fatalities reported as floods sweep Duhok, KRG urges residents to stay indoors – Kurdistan24 – March 19, 2024


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