Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in Turkey's capital city of Ankara on June 11 and 12, 2020, leaving one person dead and about 250 houses damaged.
The Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara confirmed that hundreds of buildings and houses were impacted, and at least one person lost his life.
The emergency services attended to more than 1 500 calls from residents. Many streets were inundated, forcing some motorists to abandon their vehicles and move to safety.
Ankara mayor Mansur Yavas said the municipality has deployed 840 personnel and 430 vehicles to help with clean up and repair operations.
The country's meteorological agency reported that 14.4 mm (0.6 inches) of rain fell in Nallihan on June 11, and 31.9 mm (1.3 inches) in Sincan on June 12.
More heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over central Anatolia, including over the already affected area, into June 16.
Ankara’yı sel aldı. Geçen sene yağmurda selden bir can gitti. Bu sene evleri su bastı arabalar pert.Adam iyi çalışıyor hakkını yememek kazım Mansur aceleye gerek yok yavaş yavaş çalış hatta evet çalışma yola gerek yok araba çökmüş ya hani.şeffaf Mansur ihalelere odaklanmıştı pic.twitter.com/RzV2DEJuBt— gönül (@gnl83041535) June 12, 2020
Değerli hemşehrilerim;— Mansur Yavaş (@mansuryavas06) June 11, 2020
Tüm semtlerimizde etkili olan yoğun yağışların olumsuz etkilerine karşı eş zamanlı çalışmalarımızı sürdürüyoruz.
Ekiplerimiz Ankara’nın dört bir yanında yaşanabilecek olumsuzluklara karşı önlemini almaktadır.
Başkent 153 hattından bize ulaşabilirsiniz. pic.twitter.com/rMRETUlIGS
An itibariyle İzmir!— AK Antalyalı (@akantalyali) June 12, 2020
Dün Ankara'yı sel basınca Mansur Yavaş seçileli daha 15 ay oldu diyen CHP yandaşlarına soruyorum peki CHP, 20 yıldır kazandığı İzmir'de neden yapamadı? pic.twitter.com/90kowwxK6y
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