The 12th day of August was the day when the last series of a strong flood disaster started over a relatively wide area in the country. The area is covered by a chain of mountains with deep valleys blocking weather interchange between north and south, preventing Mediterranean air flows to the north and Siberian to the south, causing heigh levels of rain in the northern hillsides and dry climate in the mids of Anatolia.
Attached are the places mostly spoken of with two extreme examples where critics arise for clear misadministrations: Ayancık and Bozkurt. In addition to the crtics on the type and way of urbanization of the wild areas, I summarize the other facts below.
The area where Ayancık is located is a source of wood where the furniture sector is mostly depended. In a near past, when the local governor attempted to move the timber storage areas to more secure places, he was forced to resign. As an outcome, transport of the timbers by the flood caused severe obstructions at bridges blocking the flow of water and deteriorating the conditions. Google images on Twitter on Facebook
Bozkurt is another small town located at the end of a deep valley with an increasing population for labor force but it has an actual decreasing population level as to its local residents. Its current town area covers the entire water bed which was approximately 400 m wide. In 1980s, the water bed was narrowed to 15 m with a concrete water-trench. Since then, the area had been open to residential constructions. Google images on Twitter on Facebook
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