Town Submerged by Floodwaters in Southeastern Spain

Large sections of the municipality of Molina de Segura in the southeastern Spanish province of Murcia were submerged by floodwaters after record rainfall hit the region September 12.

Torrential rainfall caused the Segura River to rise, bringing widespread flood damage to Molina de Segura and other municipalities in the surrounding areas. Spanish officials asked residents to be cautious, as the river’s water level was expected to rise overnight.

At least five people have died as a result of storms along the eastern coast of Spain since September 12.

Joaquin Sanchez Martinez captured this drone footage on September 13 from his home in the Ribera de Molina district of Molina de Segura.

“There have been evacuations, the attendance at schools and universities has been suspended, and right now the authorities are asking us to try not to leave home,” Sanchez Martinez said. “It is expected to continue raining.” Credit: Joaquín Sanchez Martinez via Storyful