Local Government Profile
Tehran - Iran, Islamic Rep of
Mr. Ahmad Sadeghi, President of Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization (TDMMO)
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Website of the city : www.tdmmo.ir
Size : 700 km2 sq km
Population : 2011 - 8,500,000
Leader Title : Mayor, City Council
Hazards : Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide
HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
Tehran Metropolitan, the capital of Islamic Republic of Iran is located in the foot slope of the Alborz Mountains. The region is an earthquake- prone area and according to historical records, the last big earthquake has struck the city in 1830.So far, many floods have occurred in Tehran, the last one was in 1999 in northern of Tehran.Potential flooding in this area, which makes provision for the construction of flood warning stations in the area in Darband and Glabdreh.
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization (TDMMO) is established 2004 with 22 Disaster Management Headquarter in 22 District Municipality. (TDMMO)is affiliated to Tehran Municipalities that accomplishes its assigned duties and responsibilities upon approvals of Tehran City Council and Tehran Master Plan. TDMMO is the responsible body for all natural and man-made disasters within Tehran area in coordination with all disaster management stakeholders to cover all stages of disaster management.