An interactive museum on floods has been established within the Trabzon province in Turkey’s Eastern Black Sea area – which faces a excessive threat of floods and landslides – by the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) to raise public awareness about pure disasters. Visitors can be in a position to expertise the second of flooding within the digital room.
Floods, landslides and overflows that happen yearly in Turkey’s Eastern Black Sea Region trigger lack of life and property, and injury in agricultural areas. As the seawater temperature has been staying above the seasonal norms within the Black Sea not too long ago, the heated water rises and disrupts the ambiance. Sudden floods, landslides and overflows that comply with native heavy rains adversely have an effect on life within the area.
While the interactive museum contains a digital room the place guests can expertise the second of flooding, it additionally consists of sections equivalent to sediment management facility varieties, metropolis flood fashions, landslide-flood interplay fashions, a flood cinema corridor, a flood response room, early warning methods and a cell flood coordination middle.
Emre Akçalı, the 22nd regional director of DSİ Trabzon, mentioned that a lot of the floods within the area and Turkey are of human origin. “We needed to raise awareness on this sense and create an awareness museum for our individuals with the theme of avoiding floods and defending ourselves from them. It has turn into the primary interactive flood museum in Turkey and the world,” Akçalı mentioned.
Akçalı mentioned that there can be details about overflows on the museum with modeling and different points, equivalent to not protecting creeks or pouring supplies into stream beds so as to keep away from floods, may also be highlighted.
“Additionally, we are going to present info on modern flood management amenities, that are being launched on the earth. We will current the experiments in our hydraulic fashions. We will inform residents about metropolis flood fashions. In a energetic mannequin in regards to the Of (city) flood, which occurred in our area in 1929 and killed 147 individuals, we’re reliving that catastrophe,” he mentioned.
The museum additionally contains a “time tunnel,” by which pictures and paperwork about floods which have occurred since 3,000 B.C. are displayed, and a digital actuality room by which visitors really feel they’re immersed within the water and are instructed how to act to save themselves.
“In our museum, which could be visited by anybody from 7 to 70, residents will each have a superb time and obtain details about floods in roughly 25 sections. We haven’t made our official opening but due to the pandemic. The museum can be on the service of our individuals after the inauguration,” Akçalı mentioned.