EMERGENCY services in the south of Spain had a busy time yesterday evening (Thursday) as a summer thunderstorm and heavy rain led to a deluge of calls.
The 112 Andalucia emergency control centre averaged a call every three minutes between 5pm and 6.30pm for cases of flooding of homes, garages, commercial premises and falling trees and branches in the province of Granada.
A sinkhole also opened up in one road.
The town of Alfacar was worst hit but similar incidents were reported in Huetor-Santillan, Nivar, Güevejar, Albolote, Viznar and Peligros.
On the roads, the emergency and maintenance services were kept busy pumping out flooded roads especially on the A-44A, at km 121 at Peligros, as well as on the A-92 as it passes through Pulianas.
Falling rocks also had to be cleared from the GR-3424 the A-92 motorway in Huetor-Santillan according to the Guardia Civil.
🔴La #lluvia causa una treintena de incidencias en el área metropolitana de #Granada sin que se hayan producido daños personales. Coordinados avisos por anegaciones parciales de viviendas, balsas de agua en carretera y caída de ramas. Más información, 👉 https://t.co/A8cXqXoBJK
— Emergencias 112 (@E112Andalucia) August 30, 2018
Camino de San Antonio cortado al tráfico por socavón en la calzada causado por la lluvia. Afectado el tramo comprendido entre Carretera de Murcia y Callejón de Tallacarne. Avisados los servicios de @Emasagra #Albayzín #Granada pic.twitter.com/Uo16tKwybS
— Policía Local de Granada (@Policia_Granada) August 30, 2018