IN JUST fifteen minutes yesterday afternoon (Monday) a powerful storm ripped through a popular tourist resort in Andalucia in southern Spain sending flood water cascading through the streets.
A powerful combination of rain and hail buffeted the coastal town of Nerja in the Axarquia, at around 5.30pm.
The torrential downpour deposited 15 litres per square metre, turning the roads into rivers.
Many shops and garages were flooded with most damage in the lower parts of the town including the historic centre.
Although the town’s sewer system was inundated, no major long-term damage has been reported to the drainage works.
Landmarks such as the Balcón de Europa and the Burriana Beach were severely affected and were completely off-limit to the public during the storm.
The strong showers took many of Nerja’s residents completely by surprise and many took to social media to share videos of the rapids rushing past their homes.
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Heavy rain was also recorded in the Serrania de Ronda and this was the scene at Venta El Madroño – the popular motorbikers’ watering hole on the San Pedro to Ronda road.