"Whip Hurricane" spreading fear in Turkey
Hurricane Zorbas, also called "Whip Hurricane" (#KirbacKasirgasi) in Turkey, has been active in Greece recently and expected to affect south-western Turkish cities like Muğla, Aydın, İzmir, Çanakkale and Balıkesir of Aegean cost on Sept. 30, HaberTurk newspaper said on Friday.
The Meteorology office warned of the tropical storm that would create a hurricane effect. The meteorological statement, which emphasised the uncertainty about the severity and location of the hurricane in various prediction scenarios, said the 120 km-speed-storm would hit the Middle-Mediterranean region evolving to the east during the weekend.
Kırbaç kasırgası (Akdeniz'deki ismiyle tropikal medicane) İyon Denizi üzerinde oluştu. Artık bu saatten sonra sıcak deniz suyu ile beslenerek güçlenecek. Şu an Yunanistan ile Girit adası arasından ilerleyecek gibi gözüküyor. Bu durum tehlikeli...🌪🌀#KirbacKasirgasi pic.twitter.com/6SNHQcN7JX— Hava Forum (@HavaForum) September 28, 2018
The hurricane-influenced tropical storm has already begun to affect some Greek cities, demolishing the 400-year-old Aslan Pasha mosque in the ancient northern city of Ioannina, Milliyet newspaper said.
Severe flooding caused by Whip Hurricane in Greece has killed at least 14 people and injured many more. The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara near the capital Athens were the worst affected.
Turkish authorities have employed some 5,000 workers and emergency service members, and they took all the necessary precautions for the tropical storm, Haber Turk said.
The British press warned against hurricane for Greece and Turkey. French Consulate to Turkey also warned the tourists in Turkey for the storm.
The "Whip Hurricane", a Turkish synonym for Hurricane Zorbas, became trending on social media as it is going to be the first hurricane in Turkey. The weather forecast reports said it is expected to rain 75 kg/m2 during the storm.