Turkey's resort town of Bodrum hit by heavy rain, flash floods

Turkey's resort town of Bodrum hit by heavy rain, flash floods

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Turkeys resort town of Bodrum hit by heavy rain, flash floods

The Aegean resort town of Bodrum in southwestern Turkey’s Muğla province was pounded with heavy rains that flooded many houses and businesses and left the town underwater on Dec. 16.

The heavy rain was effective especially in Bodrum town center and the neighborhoods of Gümbet, Bitez, Ortakent, Konacık, Yalıkaca, and Gündoğan.

A lightning struck two houses in the Gündoğan neighborhood, damaging house items inside, whereas the wall of another house collapsed due to flash waters.

The stream of “Köyiçi” flooded in the Bitez neighborhood and the Bitez-Ortakent road was blocked.

Bodrum Municipality teams have launched efforts to discharge water from flooded streets and buildings as of late Dec. 16.

Electricity and water grids were also damaged in the town.

“During the rains, problems occur especially in the Bodrum town center and Gündoğan neighborhood. Last night the supply of electricity was cut. We estimate that over 10 houses have been damaged,” a resident of the Gündoğan neighborhood was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu Agency on Dec. 17.

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