Pol Dokhtar in Iran’s Lorestan Province Hit with Heavy Rainfalls, Flooding (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Heavy rainfalls in the city of Pol Dokhtar in Iran’s western province of Lorestan have raised water levels of Kashkan River and flooding in the city.
The Red Crescent Society is on high alert in several cities and villages in western and central Iran as a heavy rain system, which entered the country from the west on Monday, is drenching communities along its path to the east.
In Lorestan, the hotspot of recent devastating floods, special measures, including evacuations of residents and construction of embankments, were taken to mitigate the impact of the downpour.
The Khorramroud and Kashkan rivers have swelled since Tuesday morning and officials predicted that they would burst their banks and nearby neighborhoods by midnight. People there were seen setting up barriers to protect their homes and properties from the roaring floodwater.