Turkey - Floods and flash floods update (AFAD Turkey, Turkish Meteorogical Centre) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 August 2021)

  • Floods, flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall continue to affect northern Turkey, particularly the western Black Sea Region.

  • According to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), 70 people have died (60 in Kastamonu City, 9 in Sinop City, 1 in Bartin City) and more than 360 people are affected, with 7 people receiving hospital treatment.

  • More than 2,300 citizens have been evacuated across Bartin, Kastamonu, and Sinop Cities.

  • Damage has been reported to a number of buildings and road infrastructure. 39 villages in Sinop and two villages in Kastamonu continue to be affected by power outages.

  • Moderate rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast over eastern Black Sea Region (north-eastern Turkey) on 16-18 August.