Heavy rainfall and storm in Istanbul affected life negatively
ISTANBUL - In Istanbul, the sudden heavy rainfall and storm in the evening hours affected life negatively.
Following the warning of General Directorate of Meteorology for expecting heavy rains, it began to show its effect on the city on the evening.
While in Istanbul hail fail to drop as size as walnut, severe winds were also seen. Broken tree branches fell on the vehicles due to the strong wind.
Some expeditions canceled
While Marmaray tunnel exit to the vehicle, Marmaray expeditions were canceled. It was learned that Istinye-Istanbul ferry services were also stopped.
Heavy soaker experienced in main arterial road and surface streets that put drivers in bad condition. Due to rainfall, fast ferry and international sea bus services were not available at Istanbul Sea Buses (IDO) and some expeditions were canceled.
Delays in flights
Some flights at Atatürk Airport were delayed, while some aircraft were directed to different cities' airports.
Turkish Airlines Batman-Istanbul flights to Antalya, Lisbon-Istanbul flights to Izmir, Erzincan-Istanbul flights to Ankara, San Francisco flights to Ankara, Bishkek-Istanbul flights to Ankara, Bodrum-Istanbul flight to Ankara, Erzincan-Istanbul to Ankara, Lisbon-Istanbul flight to Izmir, and Batman-Istanbul flight to Antalya.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport continued on the normal course of flights, flight were delayed during landing.
Wall collapsed due to rainfall
The cemetery wall in Şişli Kurtuluş is said to have collapsed with a great noise after the heavy rain from the evening hours. Some citizens were trapped under the wall. It was stated that there were casualties. (ILKHA)