- Title: TURKEY: FLOODS FROM TORRENTIAL RAINS PARALYSE DAILY LIFE AND TRAFFIC IN TURKEY
- Date: 1st February 1999
- Summary: MANAVAGAT, ANTALYA, TURKEY (JANUARY 31, 1999) (REUTERS) 1. LV OF STREET UNDER WATER 0.04 2. SLV MAN CARRYING ANOTHER MAN ON HIS SHOULDERS, PEOPLE WADDLING THROUGH WATER 0.14 3. SLV MAN ROWING A SMALL BOAT IN STREETS 0.20 4. SV WATER RUNNING THROUGH STREET (2 SHOTS) 0.30 5. TV/LV MEN ROWING A BOAT IN STREETS/FLOODED STREETS (4 SHOTS) 0.50 6. SLV OF MANAVGAT BUS STATION FLOODED 0.55 7. SLV FIRE BRIGADE IN RESCUE OPERATION 1.03 MANAVAGAT, ANTALYA, TURKEY (FEBRUARY 1, 1999) (REUTERS) 8. LV OF MANAVGAT RIVER 1.10 9. SLV FLOODED STREET/SHOP WINDOW WITH FLOOD WATER STREAMING BY (2 SHOTS) 1.19 10. SLV PASSBYER WADDLING IN WATER 1.25 11. LV STREETS UNDER WATER (3 SHOTS) 1.46 12. SV BUS ABANDONED IN THE MIDDLE OF A FLOODED STREET 1.50 13. SLV TRUCK DRIVING DOWN A FLOODED STREET 1.58 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 16th February 1999 12:00
- Location: MANAVGAT, ANTALYA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Reuters ID: LVA5X4Z2C4FEVRC9O596Z8BHBT4N
- Story Text: Floods following torrential rains in Turkey over the
weekend have paralyzed daily life and traffic in different
parts of the country.
Torrential rains which started on Saturday (January
30) paralyzed daily life and traffic in the Turkish province
of Antalya.Many houses and businesses were flooded by
torrential rains over the weekend.The overflowing rivers
caused financial damage in thousands of hectares (acres) of
cultivated fields destroyed by flood waters.
The Antalyan town of Manavgat was most affected by the
heavy rainfall.Waters overflowing from a nearby dam have
flooded the town's main streets, houses and offices.
Local officials said a number of residents living adjacent
to the flooded streets were evacuated.
The main highway of the province has been closed to traffic
and motorists were advised to take extreme caution.The
Turkish weather bureau had issued a flood warning for the
Electricity and fresh water couldn't be supplied to the
region until Monday (February 1) and many communication lines
were damaged although no casualties or serious injuries were
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