Updated: Turkey – 1 Dead, Several Injured After Floods in 5 Provinces

Update, 13 June 2022:

Further heavy rain caused flooding in Ankara, Karaman and Yozgat provinces from 11 June 2022 prompting flood rescues and causing fatalities.

Flooding in Ankara province affected areas of Akyurt, Altındağ, Çankaya, Keçiören, Yenimahalle, Mamak and Gölbaşı districts. Authorities reported 28 mm of rain in 30 minutes in Çankaya. One person died after being swept away by flood waters in Altındağ district and 2 fatalities were reported in Akyurt.

Flooding occurred in Yenifakılı Yerköy and Boğazlıyan districts in Yozgat Province from 11 June. A total of 9 people were rescued from flood waters..

In Karaman Province, the body of a person swept away in flash floods was found by search and rescue teams on 13 June 2022

Original report, 08 June 2022:

Heavy rains in Turkey have caused flooding in five provinces over the last few days. Dozens of people were rescued from a flooded building in the capital, Ankara, where 11 injuries were reported. Meanwhile one person died and three were injured after floods in Burdur Province.

Flood clean-up in Burdur Province, Turkey, June 2022. Photo: Government of Burdur Province

Flooding affected parts of Denizli Province on 03 June. The districts of Tavas, Çivril and Çal were all affected. Some streets were flooded in the town of Tava. Media reported the worst of the damage was to agriculture in the area.

Flooding and landslides were reported in the city of Burdur and nearby Çendik in Burdur Province after a storm late on 04 June. Around 30 buildings were damaged. Flooding was also reported in Gölhisar District where around 50 livestock were killed.

Burdur Governor Ali Arslantaş said in a statement that a thunderstorm started around 19:00 in the evening, dumping 25 mm of rain in a short period in Burdur city. The city normally sees around 25 mm of rain for the whole of an average June.

Heavy rain flooded streets of the city of Ankara on 07 June 2022, causing severe traffic problems. Turkish State Meteorological Service (MGM) reported 55.1 mm of rain in 24 hours to 08 June in Keçiören in Ankara.

Videos shared on Social Media showed flood water dragging vehicles through city streets. State-run news agency Anadolu Agency said part of a wall collapsed in Keçiören district, damaging 5 parked vehicles, and emergency teams rescued 115 people from a flooded factory in Yenimahalle district. Eleven people were reported injured as a result. Flooding was also reported elsewhere in Ankara Province, including in Balâ district around 50km south of Ankara city.

Heavy rain was also reported in parts of Sivas province on 07 June, with flooding occurring in Ulaş and Gemerek districts. Around 14 houses were damaged in total.

Also on 07 June, flooding occurred in Çerkeş district of Çankırı Province after heavy rain caused the Ulusu stream to overflow. There were no reports of damages, injuries or fatalities.

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