Yet electricity maintained,

Over 100 million dinars in damages by floods to Amedi power infrastructure

AMEDI, Dohuk — Following recent flooding in the Amedi district, the local power infrastructure has sustained damages exceeding 100 million Iraqi dinars. Despite the significant impact, most areas continue to have power, as confirmed by Aram Jalal, the city’s Director of Electricity, to 964media.

The severe weather event led to the collapse of 30 electricity poles, the destruction of several transformers, and the breaking of numerous cables. The most affected areas include Kani Masi, Bamerni, and Chamanki. In response, emergency repair teams have been working diligently to temporarily restore electricity poles, ensuring residents do not suffer power outages. “Our priority is to prevent power cuts for the residents,” Jalal stated, outlining the efforts to maintain electrical service amidst challenging conditions.

Jalal also highlighted plans for full restoration of the electricity supply as soon as weather conditions allow. A committee comprising members of the repair teams has been established to conduct thorough investigations into the affected areas and document the extent of the damage. This proactive approach aims at swift and efficient recovery efforts.

Amedi district, situated within the Dohuk Governorate, encompasses six sub-districts and has been severely affected by the heavy floods that have ravaged parts of the governorate since March 19. The floods have claimed at least three lives, inflicted numerous injuries, and caused extensive damage to dozens of homes, in addition to impacting 110 tourist sites, as reported by local authorities.

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