Record May rains in Valencia cause floods
The city of Valencia, Spain, experienced a record heavy rain in May on Tuesday (May 3), causing floods and disruption to the city’s transportation system.
Valencia, on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, recorded 201.1 liters of rain per square meter over a 24-hour period by 20:00 (18:00 GMT). This is the highest rainfall recorded in May since the record began to be held. 1871.
Local media reported that the tunnel was closed and the subway system was closed.
Heavy rains caused highway delays, and video footage showed the car submerged.
The Valencia fire department reported that people carried out several rescue operations trapped in cars in the flooded areas.
The Spanish Meteorological Agency AEMET has designated a yellow warning on Wednesday (May 4th) as the rain is showing no signs of weakening.
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