Flood hits houses, greenhouses in Turkey’s Yalova
YALOVAA flood in the Çınarcık district of the northwestern province of Yalova damaged a number of houses and greenhouses on July 4, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The flood in the town of Koru came after a heavy rainfall in the early hours of the morning, affecting a stream that had been under the process of remediation.
A number of greenhouses, mostly growing flowers, and the base-floor of some houses in the town were flooded.
Residents who were unable to leave their houses were only rescued by the efforts of firefighters and disaster management teams.
The Koru-Çınarcık motorway was also closed to traffic due to the flood with alternative roads being used for transportation.
Yalova Governor Tuğba Yılmaz has arrived in the town and was briefed about the flood.
“We have launched the necessary investigations. We will determine whether the flood was caused by the rain or false stream remediation,” Yılmaz said.