“We haven’t seen such horror for 50 years,” is how residents of flooded Antalya commented on the situation. Torrential rains have left streets and first floors of many houses and hotels flooded in the resort, with authorities reporting washed-out bridges and cases of roof collapses, as well as people trapped in their homes. Also, according to the Turkish media, planes flying to the resort are being delayed, although this is still a local report.
In the province, police services are on the alert — drivers are being warned about collapsed bridges and flooded intersections. In some cities of the province of Antalya, the evacuation of the population from houses where the first floors were flooded has already begun. There is no such information about hotels and tourists yet, but they have suffered. In mountainous areas, they warn of the risk of landslides. Read the details in the article “Turkey announced an orange level of danger in the tourist provinces: Antalya with all the tourists was flooded.”
It is also known that some flights barely made it to Antalya. Thus, the flight of the local airline Anadolu Jet from Istanbul to Antalya was not only delayed with its departure but also had to land two hours later at the airport in Konya for refueling, because the weather “didn’t let” it to Antalya. Local media have not yet reported on the delay of international flights.
We will remind you that 28 provinces of Turkey, including all the central tourist provinces, including Istanbul, were included in the list of the orange level. As reported by the State Meteorological Service of Turkey, having issued “yellow” and “orange” warnings, showers and thunderstorms will affect the regions of the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. At the same time, the bad weather and the threat of showers will last at least until the weekend.