Several areas of Antalya were flooded due to rainfall

Antalya Mayor Muhittin Bocek told reporters that the city authorities immediately threw all their efforts into eliminating the consequences. “It was unprecedented rain. Up to 300 mm fell per square meter. m. It started the night before and then intensified during the night. 1,450 city service employees were involved, including fire brigade, rescuers, and 290 vehicles. Citizens from more than 900 cars were evacuated [заблокированных из-за подтоплений]residential buildings are being evacuated,” he told reporters.

Rainfall covered several main areas of Antalya – Konyaalti, Kepez, Aksu, Muratpasa. In them, the amount of precipitation is recorded at the level of 185 – 280 mm per square meter. m.

The wind reached a speed of 45 km/h, and high waves rose in the sea. In the morning, part of the city’s underground passages and car tunnels were flooded, where dozens of cars were blocked. Water penetrated the first floors of buildings. Antalya Airport temporarily did not accept some flights at night.

The city authorities have banned motorcycle couriers from traveling on the roads until the situation normalizes. Also, in five central districts of Antalya, school classes were canceled today, and female civil servants with children were given a day off.

Utilities continue to pump water from basements and tunnels. Storm drains are being cleaned and possible damage is being assessed.

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