Turkey: Quake survivors suffer in Europe’s freeze

Quake survivors suffer in Europe’s snow, cold

February 11, 2012

ANKARA, Turkey — Freezing temperatures and heavy snow in Turkey are making life miserable for the more than 140,000 residents who were left homeless by the nation’s devastating earthquake four months ago and are still living in tents or temporary shelters.

The cold snap, which began in Europe in late January, has left some families in Turkey’s quake relief centres trying to stay warm by using coal stoves or electric heaters as their drinking water freezes overnight. Nearly 30 centimetres of snow have fallen in the quake zone, and temperatures have dipped as low as -20 C.

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2 Responses to “Turkey: Quake survivors suffer in Europe’s freeze”

  1. Alex

    Why is this freeze being called a European freeze when in fact it is eefecting most of the northern hemisphere from Alaska through Europe all the way east to Korea? But not only. The souther henmisphere is supposed to be in summer mode but it’s not quite summer actually. Some places have not had a summer yet.

  2. Harold Ambler

    The mainstream media would cover this with some energy and vigor if it served the global warming narrative. Don’t sell your coat! But do buy my book by that name: http://amzn.to/xam4iF

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