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Meanwhile attempts were made to drain water from a stream bed in Göçmenköy to prevent further flooding of the capital.
The storm moved further north on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing devastation to Dikmen, Alsancak, Lapta and Girne town centre, where guests at the Vuni Palace Hotel were evacuated as floodwaters up to two metres deep smashed into dozens of rooms, piled cars on top of each other and swept three into the sea. The hotel’s casino was also damaged.
The post-storm scene in the Başpınar area of Lapta was described as being “like an earthquake zone” as the deluge destroyed roads and overturned cars. A landslide in the area brought rocks tumbling down the hillside into houses.
Following a Met Office warning on Wednesday, aerial cameras of the Air Sports Federation were sent up to monitor stream beds and reservoirs in the Gazimağusa area, but no major flooding was reported in the town.
Bad weather in the Karpaz saw three families evacuated from their Dipkarpaz homes — at risk of collapse — and temporarily moved into bungalows by the local municipality. The Kumyalı-Ziyamet road was flooded and a landslide hit the Avtepe-Kuruova road. Some Yenierenköy residents suffered damage to house and garden walls.
Büyükkonuk Mayor Ahmet Sennaroğlu said his village had escaped serious damage, while neighbouring Mehmetçik Mayor Cemil Sarıçizmeli said Bafra was the only area of his municipality affected, with part of the Kaya Artemis Hotel flooded.
A cyclone spotted over the sea between Yayla and Yeşilırmak on Thursday sparked concern among locals but dissipated without causing any problems.