AFAD is on the alert! Alarms sounded in 37 states: Do not go out unless necessary

The statement states that 37 states, especially Istanbul, are being prepared under AFAD coordination and that the state’s AFAD center is on the alert. Information is provided.

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. “

What attention should citizens pay?

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 except when necessary

  • You must follow the weather forecast report before you go out.

  • 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 batteries in your cell phone and mobile charger (if any) full and have spare batteries for your radio and flashlight.


Precautions to prevent icing and frost while driving

  • Make sure the vehicle is equipped with the necessary equipment (chains, tow ropes, etc.). (You need to use snow tires.)

  • Before you travel, you need to get information about roads and traffic.

  • Family members and relatives should be informed about the location and route.

  • Attention should be paid to “black ice”, a layer of transparent and slippery ice that is not always visible.

  • You must follow traffic rules and restrictions.

  • The vehicle needs enough fuel.

  • Disaster and emergency kits should also be stored in the vehicle.

Precautions before and during storms

  • You need to follow the storm warning.

  • Do not go out unless absolutely necessary.

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

  • Be prepared for the risk of sudden floods.

  • Be careful with roof and balcony items and signs.

How to prevent flue gas poisoning

  • The burning stove must be completely extinguished 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 southwestern storms.

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

  • Chimneys, stove pipes, and bends should 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

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