Turkey : Flash flood : 2009/09/09
|Country or District||Turkey|
|Outline||At least 21 people were feared dead on Wednesday after two days of torrential rains triggered flash floods in northwestern Turkey, sweeping cars into the sea and sending gushing water into homes and businesses.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
The floods killed at least 34 people. Nine people remain missing.
On 8 September 2009 flash floods triggered by torrential rains killed 7 people in Tekirdag, in the north western part of Turkey and another 26 people on the following day in Silivri and Catalca districts of Istanbul. As per 10 September, seven people remained missing. Officials report that some 35,000 people have been affected by the floods immersing homes and roads.
21 dead as devastating floods hit Turkey
Geographycal Data Information
OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/09/08
Turkey: Floods (as of 8 September 2009)
International Charter 2009/09/10
Floods in Turkey