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Heavy rainfall along Costa del Sol brings floods

More than 90 liters per square meter of rain fell yesterday on the Sierra de Mijas, and coastal towns along the Costa del Sol such as Fuengirola Malaga or Coin all received more than 60 liters per square meter, according to information provided by the Meteorological Centre in Malaga.

In fact, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) activated an orange alert level yesterday for rainfall along the Costa del Sol and Valle del Guadalhorce.

In Ojén there were 50 liters per square meter, and in the Marbella area, 43. 41 in the reservoir of La Concepción. In the city of Málaga were 35 liters per square meter in the area of Consul, 28 in the port and also in the Atabal and 51 in Santon Pitar, in the Montes de Malaga.

Due to the rain and wind were numerous incidents in the province. Thus, 112 Emergency Andalucía received over 60 call outs for traffic incidents, including a 51 car pileup on the A7 and another car accident, involving two cars, in which three people died, in Velez Malaga.

In case of rain, from morning until 20.00 hours there were 33 flooding incidents, mostly in Estepona, Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Estepona, Alhaurin de la Torre and Malaga.

Most callouts involved flooded basements and garages, cars stuck in pools of water or landslides.

The first rains also brought the first flood of the season to Estepona. The rainfall resulted in flooding yesterday morning in the marina, which is already used to being flood prone than than usual when it rains in the area.

The most affected business was a supermarket that was closed for several hours until the water subsided after it flooded.

There were also problems on the streets Málaga, Real and Charity in the old town of Estepona where local flooding affected houses because the sewers were overflowed and the water gushed into the street.