Implemented ‘catastrophe early warning system’ already preventing life loss

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Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review - Dogan Media Group

Türkiye has implemented the “catastrophe early warning system” for the first time amid the fight against the floods that devastated the northern provinces recently, the country’s environment, urbanization and climate change minister has said.

Holding a press conference in the Black Sea province of Kastamonu late on June 28, Murat Kurum said, “With the system loss of life was averted.”

Rainfalls and floodings hit the six northern provinces, but mostly Kastamonu, between June 25 and 27, where two people went missing.

Following inspections on the streets of Kastamonu, the minister remarked the importance of the “catastrophe early warning system.”

“The ministry shared all the weather information obtained by the State Meteorological Service to Presidency of Disaster and Emergency Management [AFAD],” he said, adding: “This is how we removed people from the disaster zones. By this, we averted loss of life.”

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