Spain – Flood Rescues After Heavy Rain Hits Valencia, Albacete and Murcia

Torrential rain in parts of southern Spain from 02 to 03 June, 2018, have caused severe flooding in Valencia, Albacete and Murcia.

Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (Aemet) Valencia said that 116.8 mm of rain fell in the city in 24 hours to early 03 June. Roads and tunnels were flooded and transport severely disrupted.

In Alginet, Valencia, local firefighters were called on to carry out dramatic flood rescues when a car carrying 3 people was trapped in rising flood water.

In the province of Albacete, El Gallego, municipality of Elche de la Sierra, recorded 180 mm of rain in 24 hours, according to local observers.

Heavy rain in the province caused the Mundo River, a tributary of the Segura, to overflow in the town of Liétor, where flooding dragged several vehicles along the town’s streets.

Elsewhere in Albacete, fire fighters also carried out rescues after severe flooding in Munera, Villarrobledo and Socovos.

Flooding was also reported in Moratalla, Murcia where 102.6 mm of rain fell in 24 hours to early 03 June, according to Aemet.

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Source: http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-valencia-albacete-murcia-june-2018

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