Topbaş: In the past years, London subway flooded. Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş regarding the post-precipitation images in Üsküdar, “Similarly, there are other such photos. You know, the London Underground flooded in the past years. Serious things are happening everywhere in Europe. In fact, a settlement in America was completely flooded. These are the events that occur in the world geography in the extent of disaster ”.
Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş answered questions about rains in Istanbul at the exit of Istanbul Palace of Justice in Çağlayan.
“There is a serious rain in the style that meets the sky and the sea”
Stating that the rains fall from time to time above the average of the season all over the world, Kadir Topbaş said, “We live in all European and world cities. We see it also in Turkey. While you were experiencing the driest period of 80 years, you also saw some of the things that were taken in such a big disaster, by taking twits. There is a serious precipitation in the style that the sky meets the sea. It is a disaster. ”
“We have finished our brook breeding on a large scale”
Stating that the necessary intervention was made, Topbaş continued as follows:
"Of course made interventions needed, work is being done. There are sudden drops because these are not normal seasonal rains. It is like 1,5 kilograms per hour and a problem has arisen. We have finished our brook breeding on a large scale. When we arrived in 2004, even in lighter rains like this, 5-6 thousand floods were reported to the fire brigade and İSKİ. Even in these rains it fell below 100. This precipitation is a bit more of course. ”
Flood in Kurbağalıdere
Regarding the flood in Kurbağalıdere, Topbaş said, “A flood occurred in Kurbağılıdere. We made a serious cut in Ayamama. We have made it in such a situation that even if there is a lot of precipitation, it will not cause any problems. Our work continues. We have very serious works in Cendere Creek. Kurbağalıdere is a 40 km creek. Due to the bridge structure there, it also has the feature of holding the incoming materials. That bridge also needs to be changed in section. Measures will be taken. Our Secretary General created the crisis desk. They continue their work as İSKİ and fire brigade ”.
“In the past years, the London Underground flooded”
Topbaş, on the question of how many denunciations came from floods and floods, was contented with saying “Detections are made on damages”.
Asked about images about Üsküdar, Topbaş said, “There are similar photos in other countries. You know, the London Underground flooded in the past years. Serious things are happening everywhere in Europe. In fact, a settlement in America was completely flooded. These are the events that occur in the world geography in terms of disaster. The large-scale events outside the normal course of your normal management. We also told my general secretary to make more different applications that take into account the events of this scale. Now technology has changed and developed… .. I have said that some rainwater lines will be created to open the sea by opening new channels ”.
Istanbul's water problem
To the question of whether precipitation will be a solution to Istanbul's water problem, Topbaş said, “These are local rains, not a regular rain falling in the geography of Istanbul. Having precipitation is important in terms of preventing evaporation in water basins. In the summer months, 400 thousand cubic meters of evaporation occurs daily. Currently, Istanbul uses 2 million 700 thousand cubic meters of water a day. The meeting of nature with precipitation around the basin means that it is not used in these dams. It contributes with this dimension. Forestry and Water Affairs Minister, we discussed the day before our. There is good rainfall in Melen Basin. Our second line there is about to end. Work in progress. We will get more water from there, I hope ”.
1981 kg in 136.1, yesterday 24.8 kg
According to meteorological measurement stations and archive information, Istanbul received a record precipitation in 1981. On the 10th day of September, 136.1 kg of precipitation fell per square meter.
The heaviest rainfall in Istanbul yesterday was observed in Pendik and Çatalca. The precipitation per square meter in Sabiha Gökçen Airport was 24 kg and in Çatalca it was 24.1 kg.