Torrential rain and storms have caused flooding across areas of southern Spain, affecting tourists hoping to visit the area.
One video showed shows water rushing down the stairs of the Mercadona de la Antilla shopping centre in the city of Huelva, the capital city of the province of Andalucia.
A Twitter user who shared footage of the flooding said you “cannot get out since either you use the elevator or you go down that staircase that appears”.er you use the elevator or you go down that staircase that appears”. No casualties have yet been reported.
Homes, shops, public facilities and buildings have all fallen victim to the rising water levels.
Another video showed a pile-up of almost 20 cars that were reportedly carried by the flood water, and debris has also been seen being swept across roads.
Here is everything you need to know.
Where is affected?
The province of Analucia - in particular its western regions - is currently most affected by the floodwaters, but with yellow weather alerts in place for central Spain and the North East of the country over the weekend, more areas could become waterlogged.
Andalusia is the southernmost autonomous community in Spain, and the most populous and the second largest autonomous community in the country.
Huelva is located in southwestern Spain, along the Gulf of Cádiz coast, in the estuary formed by the confluence of the Odiel and Tinto rivers.
President of Andalucía Juanma Moreno has activated a Level 1 of the Flood Risk Emergency Plan in the area.
He announced on Twitter: “We have activated Level 1 of the Flood Risk Emergency Plan in the province of Huelva due to the heavy rains. Please be very careful.
“Caution, first and foremost. Let us follow the recommendations of the emergency services already working in the area.”
What is the FCO’s travel advice?
While the flooding hasn’t caused enough concern to warrant an official alert from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), it does provide some advice on flooding in Spain.
“Flash flooding can occur resulting in damage to property, infrastructure and travel disruption,” it says.
“Check weather warnings from Spain’s meteorological office (AEMET) before travel and follow the advice of the local authorities.”
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