The Spanish city of Valencia on Tuesday, May 3, faced a record torrential rain for May, which caused floods and caused chaos in the city’s transportation system.
By 18:00, Valencia, located on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, recorded 201.1 liters of rain per square meter in a 24-hour period, the highest amount of precipitation recorded for May when records began to be kept in 1871.
Local media reported that the tunnels had been closed and the subway had also been closed.
Heavy rains caused delays on highways, and videos showed cars submerged under water.
The Valencia Fire Department has announced that it has carried out several operations to rescue people trapped in their cars in the heavily flooded areas.
As the rains show no signs of diminishing, the Spanish meteorological agency AEMET issued a yellow alert for Wednesday, May 4th.
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