A devastating flood washed away the beaches in Spain
One of the hardest hit areas was Alcanar, a city 200 kilometers south of Barcelona.
There, rainstorms led to flooding, huge streams of fast-moving water poured through the streets, two main roads in the area were cut off, and commuter trains were partially suspended. Local authorities urged residents to stay at home, while about 77 people were evacuated from their homes and accommodated, including in hotels.
The meteorological agency Meteocat reported that in just three hours Alcanar received 252 liters of rain per square meter, which is more than half of the rainfall for the entire year. Polan as well as on the local motorway. Rains and storms are also expected in the Mediterranean, Spanish weather service AEMET says heavy rainfall is expected over most of Catalonia, Valencia, Aragon, the Balearic Islands and Navarra.