August 07, 2014

Much-awaited Heavy Rain Hits Istanbul

Heavy raining has hit Istanbul after the General Directorate of Meteorological Service issued a warning for citizens earlier on Aug. 7.

Arrivals and departures at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport have returned to normal after all flights were briefly canceled due to the severe weather conditions. 

A private plane carrying Health Minister Mehmet Müzzinoğlu made an emergency landing in Çorlu Airport around 10 minutes after leaving Istanbul due to the rainy weather. The minister subsequently canceled a meeting in Çanakkale. 

Electricity was cut in some districts of Istanbul due to breakdowns at distribution units in Bahçeşehir and Avcılar. 

Read more on Hürriyet Daily News: Much-awaited Heavy Rain Hits Istanbul


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