Travel alert: Turkey

Travel alert

Floods are still causing disruptions in eastern Turkey as of July 22. Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in the provinces of Artvin and Rize. Overland transport disruptions and localized evacuations are ongoing in affected areas, particularly in Ardesen, Arhavi, and Findikli. Minor landslides have been reported in Ardesen and Tunca. Some sections of the Black Sea coastal road (D010) are currently impassable. Electricity and internet outages have been reported in some areas.

Disruptions could persist for several days until the waters recede and structural repairs can be made. Floodwaters and debris flows could render bridges or roadways impassable, impacting overland travel in and around affected areas. Ponding on road surfaces could cause hazardous driving conditions on regional highways. Authorities could temporarily close some low-lying routes that become inundated by floodwaters. Flooding could block regional rail lines; freight and passenger train delays and cancellations are possible in areas that see heavy rainfall and potential track inundation. Localized business disruptions are likely in low-lying areas; some businesses might not operate at full capacity because of flood damage to facilities, possible evacuations, and some employees’ inability to reach work sites.

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Riskovery doesn’t wait until an incident occurs to look for a solution. Our Travel Risk Management Application proactively collects data through its proprietary application to ensure when an incident occurs, employees have the greatest chance of receiving the support they need to get home. As soon as an alert is received, Riskovery immediately begins to reestablish communication. Simultaneously, while communication is being re-established, the team analyzes data to determine where your team members are if they are safe and alternate methods for re-contacting. Team Riskovery takes proactive steps to provide essential support to stranded team members.

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