13 Sep, 2019 @ 11:20
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WATCH: Cars swept down 3m-high weir as rainfall exceeding 400mm hammers Costa Blanca village

THIS is the moment three cars are swept down a 3m-high weir in the Costa Blanca village of Moixent, near Ontinyent, in Alicante.

An estimated 400 l/m2 fell on the rural village causing shocking flash floods that left residents helpless before the floods.

In the video, a man is heard in Valenciano shouting: “Oh my God, the car, you said they would fall, I just don’t know how to record this… Oh my God.”

FLOOD: What the Barranc del Bosque usually looks like.

It comes as the whole of Alicante was put on ‘red alert’ in preparation for the gota fría storm that hit in the early hours of Thursday morning.

READ MORE: BREAKING: Extreme risk ‘red alert’ warning issued for all of Alicante from midnight Wednesday as Gota Fría batters the…

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Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: joshua@theolivepress.es or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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