Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Disaster Coordination Center (AKOM) issued a heavy rain warning throughout Istanbul to be effective from midnight tonight.
After the warning, torrential rain began to show its effect. Due to the heavy rainfall around Esenyurt and Beylikdüzü, the sewerage and water discharge channels burst. Under the bridges and between the streets, flood waters overflowed. Even the citizens who wanted to go to their workplaces by car had difficulty in moving on the streets filled with flood waters.
On the other hand, the water gushing from the bursting manhole covered the street, causing traffic to stop. Those moments were reflected in the mobile phone camera of the citizens.