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Extremely heavy rain turns roads of southern Spain into rivers

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Extremely heavy rain in southern Spain has caused severe flooding on September 7, 2015 turning streets of several towns and villages into rivers. At least one casualty has been reported.

Spain's Civil Protection service has issued severe weather alerts for Valencia, Alicante, Granada and Almeria provinces of Andalusia, along Spain's southeastern and southern coastline. A 61-year-old man became the first fatality of the floods after his car was washed away in Polopos-La Mamola, TheLocal.es reports.

According to the Olive Press, some 40 liters of rain per cubic meter fell in just one hour on September 7. The floods were heavier than Andalusia’s residents have seen in many years.

One of the worst affected areas was the town of Adra, in Almeria province where streets have been turned into fast-flowing rivers. Residents uploaded videos to social media showing cars and trucks being washed away:

At least seven international flights have been diverted from flooded Malaga airport to Seville.

Malaga's Emergency services announced that all roads leading to the city's airport have been closed due to flooding. The main motorway to the airport looked like this: 

Featured image: Cars floating through streets of Adra city, southern Spain on September 7, 2015.

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