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20 May 1992 description


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.