Post Mersin Flood

Today was a fine, mild and sunny day, in contrast to yesterday’s rain. The river level was much lower and the flood danger had passed.

The local council placed large rocks on the riverbank to reinforce it and minimise further erosion.

Compare the river level of the photos below with those taken yesterday.

Council Workers

Looking downstream towards the outlet into the sea

Looking upstream – someone has lost their soccer ball (see dot on the water)

Depositing large rocks on the river bank

Some links:

Mersin flood stories (in Turkish) with accompanying photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (see photos at bottom)

BBC’s latest

Red Cross/Red Crescent’s Turkey Floods Information Bulletin

A slightly related story: 6 Alanyaspor players and an official were injured when struck by lightning a few days ago.