Tens of thousands of displaced people affected by the torrential downpour Heavy rains in late October have caused flooding in and around Baghdad, as surface drainage is minimal. Sewer systems have overflowed and caused open sewage to mix with floodwaters.
The floods also contributed to increased power outages as many power stations were flooded and authorities have reported deaths caused by electrocution. Roads were damaged and drainage systems blocked even days after the rains stopped.
The Iraqi Prime Minister on 1 November declared the status of emergency in areas overwhelmed by the heavy rains.
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