While shocking floods swept through Adra in Almeria, news came in of one fatality – a 61-year-old Granada man who was killed when his car was washed away.
The plastic plant security guard was from Gualchos, close to Polopos where a man was swept to his death in the floods of September 2013.
With over half a metre of water falling in some places, at least 30 people trapped in their vehicles in Adra were rescued.
Over 100 calls were put into emergency services.
With some 40 litres of water per cubic metre falling over the last hour, the floods were heavier than Andalucia’s residents have seen in many years.
At least one roof collapsed in El Ejido, where damage was described as ‘considerable’.
Seven Granada roads were cut off, and the northern Almeria train service was also suspended temporarily.
It was shut for at least five hours on Monday morning.
The road to Malaga airport was closed due to flooding, many streets were out of action and yellow weather alerts sprung up around the province.
Eleven flights due to land in Malaga airport were diverted to Sevilla and one was redirected to Madrid.
While a Competa resident saw their swimming pool ‘become an infinity pool’, travel plans were shunted back and the airport was even forced to close the runway.
Numerous Adra, Almeria, locals uploaded shocking videos showing the considerable damage while Torremolinos, Malaga City and Churriana also saw extremely heavy rain.
The floods continue in Valencia, Granada, Alicante and Almeria, where the emregency services have put out a serious flood emergency warning.
Many streets of Benidorm – Avenida Jaime in particular – were also transformed into rivers.
Photos taken from Facebook and video from YouTube.
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