Turkey Flash Flood

Updated: 11/21/2018 5:54:39 AM
Nice people were died and two injured in the floods, which damaged more than 160 cars and 25 businesses.
The rain was expected to last for three hours on Saturday afternoon (local time), but instead came down in nine minutes, causing flooding in Ankara's Mamak district.
Ankara's Mayor, Mustafa Tuna, told local media it was a "natural disaster like never before".
The Turkish Red Crescent, a humanitarian organisation, said a team of volunteers were cooking soup for people and crews in the area.
Source: DORRIS

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Heavy downpours that began Saturday night in western and southwestern Turkey have caused flash floods in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum - damaging houses, businesses and dragging cars into the sea.

The old town area was hit the hardest in yesterday's floods, which came after around 200 liter of rainfall poured per square meter in the last 24 hours.

Shop owners expressed their anger with the authorities for failing to take necessary precautions. Municipality crews have launched efforts to evacuate people from flooded streets, discharge water from and clean up affected buildings.

Authorities are also trying to assess the damage to public and private property.

In some parts of the city, the pavement was uprooted by flooding water, causing large cracks in the streets. Water and electricity grids were also damaged.

The sea turned brown in some parts due to the muddy water streaming down from the town center.

One lane of the Bodrum-Milas highway was also closed off to traffic due to rocks and debris carried along by the flood water.
Source: DORRIS

Turkey Flash Flood Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Met
Response: Execute
Severity: Severe
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 9
Missing: 2

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