ST-20180914-64639-TUR – Extreme Weather – Turkey – Asia

Provinces across Turkey's Marmara and Black Sea regions were hit with flooding and hailstorms on Thursday afternoon and evening, as rain and thunderstorms are predicted to continue into Friday. In northern Turkey near the Black Sea, the city of Kastamonu was hit with walnut-sized hail for 20 minutes, smashing windows of vehicles and buildings, and puncturing walls and roof tiles. The city lost electricity amid the storm. Downed trees blocked road transport. Firefighters and Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) were working to assess and respond to the damage. The Marmara city ...

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