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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Flood: 1999/07 Country Information on DRR

Period 1999/07
Country or District Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Event Type Flood
Outline Heavy rains caused flooding in the cities of Sari (Provincial capital), Behshahr and Neka, and in 42 villages in Mayandaran Province in northern Iran on 25 July. 37 people have lost their lives with 17 persons missing, 250 persons have been injured, with 4,010 houses damaged. Rain stopped on 26 July.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Iran - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 2 1999/07/29
34 people were killed, with 17 persons missing. Over 1,000 hectares of forest and 3,600 hectares of rice, tobacco, sunflower and cotton have been severely damaged.
A total of 30 schools, government offices and mosques are destroyed and a cement factory has been damaged.
57 bridges are destroyed.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/07/29
the death toll to 37 with 14 still missing More than 4,000 shops and homes were 50-100 percent destroyed and more than 4,500 hectares of forest and farmland severely damaged by the flood.
More than 400 kilometers (250 miles) of roads and 33 kilometers (20 miles) of railway lines were also damaged
Iran - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 1(1999/07/27)
The Tehran-Gorgan railroad is cut betweeen Neka and Sari. The Gorgan-Sari main road and a number of local roads are impassable. The damage to agriculture has been considerable, with thousands of hectares of rice fields flooded with mud.
In Neka, water, power, phone and gas services have been interrupted.

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OCHA Situation Report No. 2 1999/07/29
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has stated that it would accept voluntary international humanitarian assistance to support the victims of the disaster.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/07/29
Rescue workers are battling against time to find the remaining missing from Monday's flood, which has left more than 100 people injured.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 1999/07/27
The floods have been the worst of the century and the actual damage is thought to be substantial.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/07/27
Iranian officials said late Tuesday that 20 people are still missing, bringing the death toll to 27.

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OCHA Situation Report No. 1 1999/07/27
Relief operation has begun under the coordination of the province Disaster Task Force. The Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran is providing tents, blankets, and food to the affected population.