Iran media reports say recent week-long floodings began more than a week ago in 24 provinces, including East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Alborz, Bushehr, Tehran, Chaharmahal-o Bakhtiari, South Khorasan, Razavi Khorasan, Khuzestan, Zanjan, Semnan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Fars, Qazvin, Qom, Kerman, Kogiluyeh and Boyerahmad, Golestan, Lorestan, Mazandaran, Markazi, Hormozgan, Hamedan, and Yazd.

Iranian state-run media said on July 30 that at least 80 people have been and killed and 30 others missing in floods that have wreaked havoc across Iran for than a week.

Citing Yaghoub Soleimani, Secretary-General of the Red Crescent Society, IRNA reported that since the start of the Iranian month of Mordad on July 23, "59 people died and 30 are still missing in the incidents caused by recent floods."    

According to Iran’s Red Crescent Relief and Rescue Organization, 3,500 people have bene left homeless as a result of the floodings that have affected 111 cities and 310 villages.

According to the most recent information, more than 3,500 people have received emergency housing, and approximately 1,500 people have been rescued from floods and inundation.

According to a list published by the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Tehran province is the hardest-hit with 35 deaths.  Nearby Mazandaran province has the highest number of missing people after the capital at 12.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, in a letter published on July 30, expressed condolences and sympathy to the families and called on authorities to take necessary measures to repair the damage.

President Ebrahim Raisi also visited flood-ravaged areas in the Firouzkouh region east of the capital in person.

Severe damage happened there mostly because of a mountain landslide late Thursday (July 28), which claimed 13 lives.

Tasnim news agency says that according to scientists, climate change intensifies extreme weather, including droughts and the possibility for stronger rainstorms.

Iran has seen many droughts over the past ten years, as have other nations in the region, but it has also experienced frequent floods, which are compounded worse when torrential rain falls on sun-baked land.