On 21 September 2009 heavy rainfall caused flooding of hundreds of houses and roads in central parts of Azerbaijan. The Hajigabul district is most affected and some 70 per cent of the territory was flooded. Latest information suggests that more than 5,000 people are affected. More than 2,300 houses have been damaged or destroyed. The Azerbaijan Red Crescent will provide food and non-food items to 300 families amounting to 1,200 persons in Navahi.