Extremely heavy rains cause deadly floods in Oman and Iran

Extremely heavy rains cause deadly floods in Oman and Iran

Several days of heavy rains have caused severe floods across Oman and Iran in which more than 10 people lost their lives. Heavy rains have also affected United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. According to Oman's Civil Defence…

Severe floods leave 5 dead, 7 injured in 7 provinces, Iran

Severe floods leave 5 dead, 7 injured in 7 provinces, Iran

Heavy rains affecting Iran over the past couple of days have left at least 5 people dead and 7 others injured. According to a statement by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) on August 3, relief and rescue forces provided services to 846 flood survivors in 7…

At least 10 people killed after severe flash floods hit Iran

At least 10 people killed after severe flash floods hit Iran

Severe flash floods claimed at least 10 lives in parts of Iran since the start of May. The worst affected provinces are Yazd, Kerman, and South Khorasan. According to the IRC, their teams located the bodies of 10 people, recovered 37 vehicles from flooded roads and…

At least 12 climbers dead as heavy snow hits Tehran, Iran

At least 12 climbers dead as heavy snow hits Tehran, Iran

At least 12 people were confirmed dead after avalanches struck Tehran, Iran, on Friday, December 25, 2020, following heavy snowfall and strong winds. Avalanches struck four various areas north of the capital Tehran on Friday following heavy snow and strong winds a…

Two months’ worth of rain in few hours floods Iran, killing 7 people

Two months’ worth of rain in few hours floods Iran, killing 7 people

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…

Huge sandstorm hits central Iran

Huge sandstorm hits central Iran

A massive, terrifying sandstorm hit the provinces of Yazd and Rafsanjan in central Iran on Sunday, April 26, 2020. The storm occurred at dawn, with wind speed reaching up to 130 km/h (81 mph). A witness said day turned into night when the gigantic sandstorm covered…

Severe, fatal flooding continues across 14 provinces of Iran

Severe, fatal flooding continues across 14 provinces of Iran

Severe flooding continues across 14 provinces of Iran, while some areas in the country are still recovering from inundations that began in March. On April 13, the Iranian Red Crescent Society reported two fatalities, one injured, and one missing after floodwaters…

Heavy rains trigger destructive flash floods and landslides in southern Iran

Heavy rains trigger destructive flash floods and landslides in southern Iran

Heavy rainfall affecting southern Iraq since March 21, 2020, resulted in destructive flash floods and landslides responsible for at least 12 fatalities and 17 injuries across several provinces. Extensive damage was reported, as well as power outages in several…

24 000 affected by severe flooding in Lorestan Province, Iran

24 000 affected by severe flooding in Lorestan Province, Iran

Approximately 24 000 people have been affected by severe weather across southwest Iran since late February. Heavy downpours which started around February 24 caused widespread flooding in the region, which resulted in damage to properties and crops, disruptions to…