ALICANTE – Heavy rain and flash floods continue in various areas throughout Spain with 52 litres per square metre falling in Torrevieja in less than an hour.
Last night firemen (Consorcio Bomberos Alicante) were among those trying to help drivers who were being pulled along by the downpour. They carried out several interventions throughout the Alicante Province.
Sudden rain in Torrevija
This video of the heavy rain and floods taken in Torrevieja was shared by the Bomberos on Twitter.
Os compartimos video en Torrevieja de ayer noche, debido a las fuertes lluvias tuvimos que auxiliar a conductores que se veían arrastrados por la tromba de agua. Hemos realizado numerosas y diferentes intervenciones por toda la provincia #siempreatulado 🚒👍#bomberos #enaccion pic.twitter.com/31dSkQHEy0
— Consorcio Bomberos Alicante (@BomberosDipuALC) October 11, 2022
As reported by local weather information organisation, Proyecto Mastral, streets were turned into rivers in Torrevieja after registering a strong downpour of rain that left 52 litres of water per square metre in under an hour.
Consequently, there were many incidents reported due to the accumulation of water in such a short time.
Torrevieja city centre was hardest hit by the rain
Rain data collected tonight by the weather stations show the centre of the city was the hardest hit.
The rain caused serious problems in the centre, especially the Paseo de Los Hippies. The sellers there had to get into the water to save their merchandise.
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