Heavy rains flooded the capital of Turkmenistan

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In the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, heavy rains have been ongoing for the third day. According to "Meteojournal," 21 mm of precipitation fell on May 14 and 15, and a total of 80 mm has fallen since the beginning of the month. This is 3.5 times the monthly norm.

Currently, May 1978 is considered the rainiest month, with 85 mm of precipitation. It is likely that this year's record will be broken, the publication writes.

Due to the heavy rains, Ashgabat has started flooding again. A large amount of water has accumulated in the road tunnels under the railway tracks. There are three such tunnels in the city — on A. Niyazov Avenue (formerly Chekhov Street), on Andalib Street (formerly Mira Street), and on Bitaraplyk Avenue (formerly Gogol Street), Hronika.tm reports.

Ankara Street (formerly Yubileinaya Street) has been flooded with water and mud. Cars are getting stuck in the mud, and traffic is blocked.

Special equipment is being used on some streets of the city to pump out water by utility services.

Previously, heavy rains fell in Ashgabat from May 8 to 10, but the streets did not experience such flooding at that time.


May 17, 2024