IRGC Mobilizes Forces to Help Flood Relief Efforts in Iran

IRGC Mobilizes Forces to Help Flood Relief Efforts in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) units across Iran have been instructed to gear up for offering assistance to the relief and rescue operations in the areas facing the risk of flood and inundation, a spokesperson said.

IRGC Spokesman General Ramezan Sharif said the IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami has issued an instruction on Friday night that all IRGC provincial units and Basij rescue teams should intensify their preparedness for flood relief efforts.

The top commander has ordered the IRGC forces to be ready to offer assistance to the other rescue and relief teams in case of flood and critical conditions, the spokesman said.

He noted that the order has been given after flood alerts and warnings by the Meteorological Organization of Iran in the wake of monsoon in 27 provinces of the country.

The spokesman said the IRGC has tapped into all of its rescue and relief capabilities to handle the potential crisis in cooperation with the other organizations.

The rare summer rainfalls and flash floods in several provinces of Iran have killed dozens of people since last week.

Scientists say climate change amplifies extreme weather, including droughts as well as the potential for the increased intensity of rain storms.

In 2019, heavy inundations in Iran’s south left at least 76 people dead and caused heavy damage.

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