Iran

Iran Floods May 1992 UN DHA Information Reports 1 - 2

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UNDRO 92/0416

IRAN - FLOODS IN GORGAN AND KHORASAN
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 MAY 1992

GENERAL SITUATION

1. FLOODS CAUSED BY HEAVY RAINS AROUND GORGAN AND ATRAK RIVERS, IN NORTHERN IRAN ADJACENT TO CASPIAN SEA HAVE DAMAGED MORE THAN 4,000 HOUSING UNITS, 500 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND 110,000
HECTARES OF FARMLAND. TOTAL FINANCIAL LOSS IS ESTIMATED AT 35 BILLION RIALS (USD 59,121,622). NO LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED. SOME VILLAGES ARE COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY FLOODS.

2. FLOODS HAVE ALSO CAUSED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO FARMLAND AND CATTLE IN THE TOWNS OF CASHMERE AND SHIRVAN. IN NORTHERN KHORASAN (NORTH EAST IRAN) INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE 1,000
HECTARES OF FARMLAND, 200 HEADS OF CATTLE AND 20 BRIDGES DESTROYED.

3. PROVISIONAL DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEES HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED BY RESPECTIVE GOVERNORS COMPOSED OF REPRESENTATIVES OF MINISTRIES OF TRANSPORT, CONSTRUCTION, AGRICULTURE AND DEFENCE AS WELL AS REGIONAL WATER BOARDS. IN ADDITION RED CRESCENT RELIEF TEAMS HAVE DISTRIBUTED RELIEF ITEMS. CONSTRUCTION WORK UNDER WAY TO DIVERT FLOODS.

4. NO INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE REQUESTED BY GOVERNMENT OF IRAN.

DHA-UNDRO 414242 DRO CH +

DPR 310 IRA


UNDRO 92/0484

IRAN - FLOODS IN GORGAN AND KHORASAN
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 2
10 JUNE 1992

1. UNPRECEDENTED TORRENTIAL RAINS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 4 AND 6 JUNE CAUSED HEAVY MATERIAL LOSSES AND ALSO 25 DEATHS IN MASHAD, PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF KHORASAN PROVINCE IN NORTH EAST IRAN. FIFTY MILLIMETERS RAIN IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS RESULTED IN EXTENSIVE INUNDATION PARTICULARLY IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS DEVELOPED IN RECENT YEARS ON AND AROUND BEDS OF SEASONAL RIVERS. A TOTAL OF 500 HOUSES WERE DESTROYED AND EXTENSIVE DAMAGE REPORTED TO NUMEROUS VEHICLES, ROADS AND BRIDGES (INCLUDING RAILROAD TO MASHAD) AS WELL AS FARMLAND AND LIVESTOCK.

2. RELIEF ITEMS ARE BEING PROVIDED TO FLOOD VICTIMS BY IRANIAN AUTHORITIES AS WELL AS RED CRESCENT SOCIETY. GOVERNMENT HAS NOT SOUGHT ANY INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE IN RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY.

DHA-UNDRO 414242 DRO CH +

DPR 310 IRA