The day the rains came to the Costa Blanca

STORM FORCE: Firefighters called to more than 20 incidents Photo credit: @Dizzyparkermoo/Twitter

THE torrential rain that hit the Valencian Community during the traditionally hot and dry and sunny time of the year particularly affected two of the major towns of the Marina Alta.

More than 105 litres per square metre fell in Javea, with almost 60 litres falling in just one hour.

As well as causing numerous problems in Javea, neighbouring Denia also experienced flooded streets that brought traffic to a standstill.

A number of buildings have been reported to have suffered structural damage as a result of the extreme weather.

Firefighters were called to at least 20 separate incidents from floods in Urbanisation Cap Marti-Tosalet in Javea to a build up of debris in the river next to the La Sella Golf in Pedreguer.

In another incident, three people were rescued from their car after they were trapped following a flash flood.

Further down the coast in Benidorm, thousands of holidaymakers found themselves trudging through raging torrents of water that filled the traditional tourist areas.


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