Chaired by President Hassan Rouhani, the cabinet held a session on Sunday evening, commending the whole ministries, state-run centers and non-governmental organizations for the handling of a recent flood that inundated vast areas of the country’s west and southwest after days of heavy spring rainfall.
The cabinet also tasked the responsible organizations to recover the damage and rebuild the destroyed constructions.
Last week, heavy rain and major flooding hit the provinces of Lorestan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Fars, Khuzestan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, and Kurdistan.
At least 7 people have been pronounced dead in the flooding, while hundreds of others have been evacuated to makeshift camps.
Dams in the southwestern regions were pushed to their limits due to days of relentless rain, while flooding cut off water supply and electricity to thousands.