AFAD has announced that cold and rainy weather will be effective in 37 states.

The AFAD statement states that from today onwards, temperatures will gradually decline and rain and snowfall will increase.

Measures taken in 37 states

The statement stated that preparations were being made in 37 states, especially in Istanbul, under AFAD coordination, and that the state’s AFAD centers were on the alert. It was informed that measures had been taken in 37 states with the Governor, local governments, special state governments, highways, police, gendarmerie, 112, UMKE, Turkish Red Crescent, and NGOs.

The statement stated that the effects of the cold and rainy weather system on the Balkans and the Black Sea have been felt nationwide since March 7.

“To mitigate possible risks, relevant agencies, organizations and NGOs have been prepared under the coordination of AFAD. The study is based on the 2021 Winter Response Notice of the Turkish Disaster Response Plan. It will be implemented within the framework of the Turkish Disaster Response Plan Framework, General Security Bureau, Gender Marie Representative of General Headquarters, General Bureau of Meteorology, General Bureau of Highways, Turkish Red Moon, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Presidential AFAD Center I was invited to work at. Today’s 21.00 standard.

Warning about the danger of avalanches in Eastern Anatolia and the East Black Sea

Recalling that temperatures are expected to fall in the northern, central and western regions on weekdays and 6-10 degrees below seasonal normals nationwide on weekends, the statement continued: rice field.

“As of March 9, snowfall is expected to be effective in Eastern Anatolia and the interior of the Central and Black Sea regions, Konya and Isparta, and from March 10 in eastern Istanbul, Marmara and Central Anatolia. The Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Expected to be effective in the eastern region, with possible rain and showers on the southeastern coast and south of Anatolia, and snow and snow elsewhere. Strong winds are expected, but Eastern Anatolia, the Coastal Aegean Sea, and Marmara. In the eastern part of the region, storms are expected in our seas, there is a risk of agricultural frost in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions, and there is also a risk of snowstorms in Eastern Anatolia and the East Black Sea. “

The measures that citizens can take are:

The statement requesting that it not be launched unless it is necessary without following the weather warning also includes public precautions against bad weather and instructions on how to protect against danger under various headings. .. as follows:

Precautions for the danger of icing and frost

-Do not go out unless necessary.

-Before you go out, you need to follow the weather forecast report.

-Citizens who require continuous treatment (dialysis, childbirth, etc.) should report the situation to their state health department and health agency.

-Avoid icicles on the roof.

-You need to keep the battery of your cell phone and mobile charging unit (if any) full and have a spare battery for your radio and flashlight.

Precautions to prevent icing and frost while driving

-Make sure the required equipment (chains, tow ropes, etc.) is installed in the vehicle. (You need to use snow tires.)

-Before traveling, you need to get information about roads and traffic.

-Information about locations and routes should be provided to family and relatives.

-Watch out for “black ice”, a transparent, slippery layer of ice that is not always visible.

-You must follow traffic rules and restrictions.

-The vehicle needs enough fuel.

-Disaster and emergency bags should be stored in the vehicle.

Precautions before and during storms

-You need to follow the storm warning.

-Do not go out unless necessary.

-Doors and windows should be strengthened and windows should be avoided.

-Be prepared for the risk of sudden floods.

-Watch out for roof and balcony objects and signs.

How to prevent flue gas poisoning

-You need to turn off the stove completely before going to bed. Fuel materials such as burned, half-burned coal and wood should be removed on a regular basis.

-Do not light the stove in adverse conditions such as southwest or storms.

-You need to learn how to burn the stove from the fire department and light the stove accordingly.

-Chimneys, stove pipes and elbows need to be cleaned regularly. The chimney should be left open and lifted from the surrounding structures to reach the air flow.

-The boiler (stove) must comply with the TSE standard.

How to protect from natural gas poisoning

-Openings that allow sufficient oxygen to enter natural gas appliances should not be covered.

-Devices used at home or at work should be maintained on a regular basis.

-To detect natural gas leaks, you need to use a gas detector.

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