Storms in the Province of Malaga, southern Spain, resulted in widespread flash flooding on 19 February 2017 causing damage to homes, roads and vehicles.
The city of Malaga was the worst affected area. Spain’s meteorological office, AEMET, says that the the port of Malaga recorded 152.6 mm of rain in 24 hours on 19 February, with as much as 130.06 mm of that total falling in a 6 hour period.
Emergency services say they responded to 230 incidents during the heavy rainfall. However, there have been no reported fatalities or injuries.
Roads collapsed and buildings flooded. Torrents of water swept through the streets of the city, dragging vehicles along with it. There were also reports of landslides along the A-45 highway in Casabermeja, triggered by the heavy rain.
AEMET issued a red level (highest) warning for parts of the province of Malaga on 18 February, 2017.
As of early 20 February, mostly yellow level alerts remained in place in parts of Andalusia, with orange level in along some areas off the coast.
This is the fifth major flooding incident to hit the southern coast of Spain since October last year.
Five people died in flooding in Valencia and Murcia that began on 17 December 2016.
- Málaga, Puerto – 152.6 mm
- Málaga, Centro Meteorológico – 65.2 mm
- Torremolinos – 54.4 mm
- Rincon de la Victoria Málaga – 35.6 mm
- Fuengirola – 31.6 mm
Algunas imágenes más de los daños causados pic.twitter.com/qKzbhVd3K0
— Cazatormentas Malaga (@MalagaMeteo) February 19, 2017
— Jesús Navarro (@JesusNavarro) February 19, 2017
— Sergio Brenes (@SeBrenes) February 19, 2017
B - Casabermeja
C - Torremolinos
Port of Malaga - February 19 to February 19, 2017
Málaga, Centro Meteorológico - February 19 to February 19, 2017
Torremolinos - February 19 to February 19, 2017
February 19 to February 19, 2017
Emergency services say they responded to 230 incidents during the heavy rainfall.