Heavy rains poured out in Spain caused by torrential rain, 8 people were reported dead. Photo credit to The Huffington Post UK.

According to reports, there were 8 casualties and hundreds were evacuated from their homes after tremendous weather and flash floods hit southern Spain last Friday.

The calamity happened in Andalucia and Murcia, with where roads left in chaos and public transport disrupted.

The severe flooding was caused by torrential rain after months of drought, hit areas around Murcia and Almería in the south-east and Málaga in the south.

According to a government official, a 52-year-old British woman was reported missing in Almería. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office stated it was providing assistance to any British people affected but said none of the dead are believed to be British.

The weather brought down a motorway bridge and cars were swept away. The roads were left in chaos and public transport was disrupted.

65 gallons of water per square meter fell last Friday morning; this is according to a BBC report that referenced Spain’s weather agency.

A young boy and girl were found drowned in a car in the town of Puerto Lumbreras were among the dead. A middle-aged woman was also killed in Lorca, the town was badly damaged in an earthquake last year, this was reported via Spanish radio.

A tornado that also swept through the town of Gandia last Friday blow down a ferris wheel, injuring 35 workers. The town hall website said 15 of the injured were seriously hurt. Local media reported that the fair had been closed to the public at the time.

There were two motorways closed and one flight diverted to Seville from Malaga.
In 2011, a British couple died in a flash flood in Finestrat, on the Costa Blanca, after torrential rain caused a river to burst its banks.

The heavy rain is expected to continue throughout Saturday before moving towards the Balearic Islands.