2 minutes ago! Turkey closes all ports! Soccer-ball-sized hailstorm fell on Istanbul!
In an unexpected turn of weather, Istanbul was hit by a fierce hail storm earlier today. The storm, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes, caused widespread damage across the city, leaving cars dented and shattered windows in its wake.
Eyewitnesses reported hailstones the size of golf balls raining down from the sky, with some even claiming they were the size of tennis balls. The storm caught many off guard, causing chaos on the city’s roads as drivers struggled to navigate through the pelting hail.
Emergency services were inundated with calls as the storm battered the city. Firefighters were called to rescue several people trapped in their cars, while paramedics tended to those injured by the hail. Thankfully, no fatalities have been reported so far.
The extent of the damage caused by the storm is still being assessed, but early reports suggest that the city has suffered significant losses. Local authorities have advised residents to stay indoors and avoid travelling, as more severe weather is expected in the coming days.
The hail storm serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of the weather, and the need for individuals and authorities to be prepared for any eventuality. As Istanbul works to recover from the damage caused by the storm, residents are bracing themselves for what may come next.