Flash floods after downpour hit Castellón province in Spain

On August 29, 2021, record rain fell in parts of Castellón province in the Valencia region of Spain, causing flash floods.

The flooding damaged homes and roads in the coastal town of Benicassim. Emergency services received 167 calls for help. Crews responded to about 50 homes flooded. Firefighters rescued 3 people who were trapped in their cars on flooded roads. They also helped evacuate one person from a flooded house.

Traffic on the main N-340 highway was temporarily suspended near Castellón de la Plana. Flooding was also reported in the town of Sagunto.

The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) in Valencia reported that Benicassim received 155.4 mm of rain in 24 hours on August 29, the highest rainfall recorded in 24 hours in August in the province of Castellón.

This is the second outbreak of flooding in southern Spain in the past few days. On August 25, flash floods swept through Burunchell and nearby areas in the province of Jaén, Andalucía. Cars were smashed and houses flooded.

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