Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain

Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain

An overnight storm dumped heavy rain on southern Spain causing severe flash flooding and widespread damage to buildings, roads and vehicles on February 19, 2017.

According to Spain's meteorological office, the port of Malaga recorded 152.6 mm (6 inches) of rain in 24 hours on February 19, with as much as 130 mm (5.11 inches) within just 6 hours.

Local emergency services in Malaga reported over 230 incidents but confirmed that there were no injuries or casualties.

Numerous roads collapsed and buildings flooded. In one incident, a roof partially collapsed at an events arena during a concert. There were also reports of landslides along the A-45 highway in Casabermeja.

The storm has also brought a spectacular electrical storm with at least 456 lightning strikes recorded in the region.

Featured image: Flash flooding in Malaga, Spain on February 19, 2017. Credit: Malagaes

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