The torrential rains that swept through parts of Erbil governorate caused significant material damage and killed a number of people, and massive torrents burst following the governorate’s heavy rainfall, displacing the populace and leaving a considerable number of people homeless.
The Iraqi Red Crescent (IRCS) have mobilized its teams to respond rapidly, provide immediate and emergency assistance, and meet the basic requirements.
At precisely 4 a.m., torrents and floods rushed over a number of neighborhoods in Erbil due to heavy rain, numerous residential areas were inundated with water, with the following places being the most severely impacted: (Darah Too. Qushtape. Roshanberry. Jiyan. Mamustian). Citizens’ houses and public facilities sustained significant material damage.
“The floods forced inhabitants to abandon their homes, and the torrents were strong and terrible, and preliminary figures suggest the death of 11 people, including a baby, and the hunt for a number of other missing persons is underway,” said Hauri Ehsan, director of the Erbil branch.
“The Red Crescent teams rushed to assist in evacuating and rescuing people trapped inside their besieged homes, as well as providing immediate ambulance services, as a fleet of ambulances approached those areas, adding to distributing relief materials, blankets, and health supplies,” Hauri Ihsan added.
“The Iraqi Red Crescent Society donated (one million five hundred thousand dinars) as financial assistance to each of the victims’ families,” the director of the Erbil chapter stated.
“Our teams are undertaking surveys to ascertain the extent of the damage and to ensure that impacted households receive full support,” Hauri Ihsan added.