Units in Ankara remain on alert for heavy rain, flooding

Units in Ankara remain on alert for heavy rain, flooding

ANKARA
Units in Ankara remain on alert for heavy rain, flooding

Teams from the Ankara Municipality remain on alert for possible heavy rain and flooding in the coming days.

According to officials from the municipality, rainfall will continue and units are working around the clock.

Flooding in the capital following afternoon rains injured at least six people on May 5, with heavy rain particularly hitting the districts of Mamak and Keçiören hard.

A number of homes and businesses were affected in those districts.

In Mamak, flooding swept away cars and large trash cans along the streets.

Officials from the municipality stated on May 7 that their teams have been cleaning the affected areas.

“Units from the Department of Public Works, the Ankara Water and Sewerage Administration [ASKİ], and the Fire Department are on standby and ready to reach every quarter of the city. The Disaster Coordination Center [AKOM] is coordinating those teams,” one municipality official said.

There is no imminent risk of torrential rain but teams still remain on alert, he added.

Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Meteorology’s Istanbul district office has also warned the public about possible flash floods in the coming days.

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