Torrential rain on Saturday 08 September caused violent flash flooding in the small town of Cebolla, Toledo province, in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, central Spain.
Local observers said that around 30 mm of rain fell in just 15 minutes and between 50 and 60 mm in one hour. The torrential rain caused a nearby creek to break its banks and raging flood water swept through the streets, causing destruction and dragging cars in its wake.
Roads and buildings were severely damaged but no injuries or fatalities were reported. Initial damage assessments suggest around 70 homes and 20 cars were damaged in the floods.
Also in Castile-La Mancha, some flooding was reported in Valdepeñas in the province of Ciudad Real after heavy rain and hail on 09 September, 2018. Police reported roads were blocked and homes had been damaged.
— Álex García (@alejogarciamont) September 8, 2018
— Aurora de Pablos (@AuroraDPablos) September 8, 2018
— Batallón T-15 (@Batallont15) September 8, 2018
— Noticias CMM (@CMM_noticias) September 9, 2018
Pues AROME ha resuelto la tormenta de Cebolla bastante bastante bien. Con su despalzamiento al este y sus 50-60 mm/h. pic.twitter.com/YdZqHRmTSD
— Gorka Hermoso (@GorkaHermoso1) September 8, 2018
Una veintena de intervenciones de Policía Local #Valdepeñas y #Bomberos fueron necesarias en la tarde de ayer con motivo de la tromba de agua. Varias zonas tuvieron que ser cortadas al #Tráfico Doce árboles dañados en Avda del Vino… Y varias viviendas inundadas.. pic.twitter.com/iAtKLFFCFQ
— Policía Valdepeñas (@092Valdepenas) September 10, 2018