Strong winds and torrential rain battered Fethiye and surrounding towns yesterday.

The severe weather warning that we warned readers about on Friday hit the area hard on Saturday as forecast causing some disruption to the area.

The strong winds and torrential rain caused some disruption to transport and power supplies on Saturday.

The main Fethiye – Mugla highway was closed in several locations as surface water run off caused flooding and blocked the road with rocks and debris brought down by the flood waters.

Citrus groves, greenhouses and residences were flooded around the Koygeiz area.

Thousands of wind-fall oranges from the citrus groves floated away on the flood waters.

It is reported that 2 inches of rain fell during the day.

The heavy rain is expected to continue throughout Sunday.