Spain floods: Cars swept into the Mediterranean by violent torrents, causing 28 localities to be evacuated and tourists to be warned.

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Spain floods: Cars swept into the Mediterranean by violent torrents, causing 28 localities to be evacuated and tourists to be warned.

FIERCE flooding has wreaked havoc on homes and businesses across Spain, pushing automobiles into the Mediterranean Sea.

Showers and storms are expected to continue today, with 28 provinces on high alert, according to the State Meteorological Agency’s forecast. On Wednesday, flash flooding transformed into a river, sweeping everything in its way as more than 250 litres per square metre of rain swamped the northeast town of Alcanar.

VIDEO: Flash floods have occurred in portions of eastern Spain as a result of heavy rains, with automobiles carried away in some coastal areas. #Alcanar, a town 200 kilometers south of Barcelona, was one of the worst-affected locations, with torrents of fast-moving water rushing through the streets. pic. twitter.com/v7bfULQybG

Popular vacation spots such as Mallorca and Menorca have been placed on orange alert, while the Balearic Islands have been placed on yellow alert.

Except in the northeast of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, where showers are likely to intensify, showers are predicted to lessen by the end of the day.

As more people were rescued from rising water, firefighters were obliged to deploy a helicopter to save three people who were in grave danger.

Four individuals were saved from a campsite, and nearly 60 residents were transported to motels, while 16 slept on cots in a sports pavilion.

Francesca Edwards contributed additional reporting.

Torrential rains are becoming increasingly common in Spain, with floods in the southeast claiming the lives of seven people in September 2019.

A year ago, a hurricane killed 13 people on the Balearic island of Mallorca.

Global warming, according to experts, has increased the amount of water vapour in the sky, making severe downpour more frequent and increasing the risk of flooding.

Flash floods wreaked havoc on buildings and automobiles in Spain’s Alcanar region following heavy rains.

Authorities in many regions, including the Balearic Islands, Tarragona, Castellon, and Valencia, have issued an orange alert.

Flash floods wreaked havoc on buildings and automobiles in Spain’s Alcanar region following heavy rains.

Authorities in many regions, including the Balearic Islands, Tarragona, Castellon, and Valencia, have issued an orange alert.

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Residents in the town of Alcanar were forced to abandon their houses when more than 250 litres of water per sq metre was poured on the town between 12am and 6pm on Wednesday, according to sources.

“We had to get upstairs to our flat and then leave.”

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