Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Flooding brings travel to a standstill in Istanbul

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 18 2017, 12:25:26PM,EDT
Heavy rain and thunderstorms crossing northwest Turkey on Tuesday morning resulted in travel chaos across Istanbul.
The morning commute was brought to a standstill in parts of the city as torrential downpours quickly submerged roads and railways.
Rainfall equaling that normally seen over the course of an entire month fell on the city within a few hours.
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Several metro and bus stations were flooded and brought public transportation to a near halt, according to the Hurriyet Daily News.
Several vehicles were left stranded in flood waters across the city according to the Associated Press. People were also reportedly stranded in their homes in the district of Silivri and had to be rescued, according to the AP. 
Yetkililer bir açıklama yapmalı araçları sel suyuna karışanların maşa başlayacaklar mi ?
The Eurasia Tunnel, which connects the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, was temporarily closed during the worst of the flooding.
Ferry services also saw significant disruption due to the stormy weather.
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Dry and pleasant weather is expected on Wednesday with a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm on Thursday.

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