Visiting Bozkurt district of Kastamonu to observe rehabilitation activities in the area after the flood, Kastamonu Governor Avni Çakır noted that the state allocated 135 million and 472 thousand liras in cash to 7 thousand and 262 families. Governor Çakır stated that 472 million liras were also allocated to the disaster area for urgent response activities.
Bozkurt District Governor Murat Atıcı, Kastamonu Gendarme Commander Colonel Mücahid Avkıran, Provincial Director of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Ekrem Küçükbayram and representatives of related agencies accompanied Kastamonu Governor Çakır.
Pointing out that a total of 71 people, 4 of them in Küre, 1 in Çatalzeytin, 2 in İnebolu and 64 in Bozkurt died in the flood, Governor Çakır said that 9 missing persons are still being sought on land, in the sea and in the river by search and rescue teams.
Noting that 37 local authorities worked in the flood area, Governor Çakır went on to say, “Our state immediately responded to the district in order to heal the wounds of the flood disaster and approximately 10 thousand personnel from the public and the private sector located in different parts of the country as well as a total of 2 thousand and 207 work machines such as dozers, bobcats, trucks and excavators worked in an effort to normalize life.”
Governor Çakır said that a total of 3 thousand and 190 personnel from Gendarme, General Directorate of Forestry, Immigration Administration and volunteer groups participated in cleaning activities with 225 vehicles adding that, “More than 1.500 spots were cleansed from the mud. Almost all entrance, basement and 1st floors of buildings located in the district center were cleaned. Aid agencies served hot meals for 1 million people including flood victims and aid workers. Moreover, the state provided health services for more than 350 people.”