MALAGA has been placed on red alert – the most dangerous warning – as severe flooding ravages the north of the region today.
AEMET has also extended the warning from 12pm until 6pm today in Ronda and Antequera, and until 12am in Sol and Guadalhorce.
Campillos and Teban are currently being battered by heavy flooding, while the streets of Costa del Sol towns such as Estepona are starting to fill with water.
A excepción de la comarca de la #Axarquía, el resto de la provincia de #Málaga entra en aviso rojo por fenómenos observados hasta las 08:00 horas. #Precaución #FMA pic.twitter.com/eYn7adM78E
— Storm Málaga (@Storm_Malaga) October 21, 2018
In the wake of the alerts, Emergencias 112 Andalucia has issued a serious of safety recommendations to keep safe in the event of flooding.
The government body has suggested removing objects outside the home which can be easily carried by water to avoid accidents, do not drive on flooded roads, bridges or underpasses and avoid travelling at night.