"the Iranian authorities have ordered the immediate evacuation of several cities as a result of continued flooding. The country has in recent weeks been hit hard by the persistent rain."
"the Worst is in the province of Lorestan in western Iran, where the situation in a number of cities reported to be critical, reports iranian state tv, from the region's capital city of Khorramabad. According to the report, the water in some places has risen as much as three metres."
"the International federation of red cross and rödahalvmånefederationens (IFRC), regional manager, Sarem Rezaee, claiming to have lost touch with large parts of the region."
"– Phone does not work, our radio is down... right now we know nothing about the other towns or villages, " he says to the tv channel, and adds that the roads are flooded, and that the helicopters had trouble lifting due to the bad weather."
"Also, the airport in Khorramabad reported to be flooded and the cutting off thereby the region's main flygbindelse from the rest of the country. Even the railway line linking the country's capital of Tehran with the southern part of the country is blocked because of the floods."
"Iran has in recent weeks been hit hard by heavy rainfall and over 40 people reportedly lost their lives as a result of the floods. The rain, which now affects the western and south-western part of Iran, is expected to continue on Tuesday."