Flash floods hit southern Spain

Heavy rain caused flash flooding in the Andalusian and Mercia regions in southern Spain.

According to AEMET, up to 127.2 mm of precipitation fell in 24 hours in Estepona in the province of Malaga and 77.8 mm in Tarifa in the province of Cadiz, both in Andalusia. The next day, 92.6 mm was recorded in San Roque in Cadiz.

Andalusia’s emergency services (112 Andalusia) reported that they rescued a total of 55 people from flooded homes in Los Barrios in the province of Cadiz, where the Palmones River overflowed its banks.

Three of those rescued required medical attention due to hypothermia.

Areas around San Roque, Tarifa and Algeciras were also flooded, closing at least 6 roads in the province.

112 Andalusia reported that flooding due to the flooding of the Guadiaro River has cut off several areas of Sotogrande.

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