The heavy storm system over the region delivered a month’s worth of rainfall in only a few hours, according to CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward. Coupled with the terrain in the area, this may have caused a funneling effect, which is not uncommon to see in some extreme flash flooding episodes.
Photo: Streets are flooded in the northern Iranian village of Agh Ghaleh after some areas of Iran were hit by more than a month’s rainfall in a few hours.
CNN’s Hamdi Alkhshali contributed to this report
By Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN