The World – Social Pulse
Rain fell in many areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and other cities, which led to the flooding of some streets, in a wave that began on Friday, and is still continuing..
Activists published pictures and video clips of floods due to rain and their entry into homes in some areas, stressing the need for there to be serious and concrete steps by government agencies in dealing with these incidents.
Some tweeters also published photos of volunteers in some areas of the capital, Baghdad, while helping people in the areas affected by the rain.
Some of the tweeters dealt with the subject in a humorous way, as they published pictures of some flooded streets with humorous comments, and some activists likened the streets of cities drowned in torrents in the Italian city of Venice that float above the water.
Today, Saturday, the Mayor of Baghdad, Alaa Maan, confirmed that efforts are being made to drain rainwater, as directed by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
In an immediate telegram, the Iraqi Prime Minister directed the Ministries of Defense, Interior, Reconstruction, Housing, Water Resources, Joint Operations, Baghdad Operations, the Popular Mobilization and the Counter-Terrorism Service to distribute the engineering and technical effort to the Baghdad neighborhoods that had bottlenecks in the drainage of rainwater under the supervision and direction of the central plan of the Baghdad Municipality.