At least three people have died in the north east of Turkey after heavy rain caused flash floods and landslides in Arakli district in Trabzon Province on 18 June, 2019.
Trabzon Governor Ismail Ustaoğlu said in a statement that 4 buildings were destroyed and that a further 7 people are still missing and 3 others were injured. The country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) are carrying out search and rescue operations with helicopter support. Around 70 people were evacuated from the area.
Turkey’s General Directorate of Meteorology (Meteoroloji Genel Müdürlüğü – MGM) issued warnings for heavy rain of up to 100mm in some areas. MGM reported that 69mm of rain fell in 24 hours on 18 June in Ortahisar district in Trabzon Province.
İçişleri Bakanımız Sayın @suleymansoylu ve Tarım ve Orman Bakanımız Sayın Dr. @bekirpakdemirli ile birlikte #Trabzon #Araklı ilçesi Çamlıtepe Mahallesinde meydana gelen taşkın alanında incelemede bulunuyoruz. pic.twitter.com/FC2wzJCTZM
— Mevlüt AYDIN (@MevltAYDIN06) June 19, 2019
— Vehbi Koç (@vehbikoctr) June 19, 2019
Trabzon / Araklı'da sağanak yağış sonrası HES borusunun patlamasıyla meydana gelen sel felaketinde hayatını kaybedenlere rahmet ailelere baş sağlığı dileriz. pic.twitter.com/e6Z5pl08ZR
— çArşı (@forzabesiktas) June 18, 2019
— GASTE24 (@gaste24com) June 19, 2019
— AFAD Trabzon (@AFAD_Trabzon) June 18, 2019