Turkey – Major Floods Hit Ankara

Major floods hit Ankara, Turkey on 09 June, 2019, damaging houses, businesses and roads. Ankara Metropolitan Municipality set up a Disaster Coordination Center (AKOM) soon after the flooding struck. AKOM has since responded to 310 incidents of flooding and carried out damage assessment work at 271 addresses.

The districts of Çankaya and Etimesgut districts were the among the hardest-hit areas. Mansur Yavaş, Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, said via Social Media the rainfall was about 5 times as much as expected. Three people reportedly died in the floods.

Flash floods hit the city in May last year. Officials said 6 people were injured and more than 160 cars and 25 businesses suffered damage, mostly in the Mamak district of the city on 05 May, 2018.

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