Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Flash Flood in Malaga, Spain (2018-10-21)


Activation time (UTC): 2018-10-21 14:34:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-10-21 13:00:00 Event type: Flood (Flash flood)

Activation reason:
SPAIN’S Costa del Sol and Malaga are being affected by torrential rains since Saturday, 20 October.

One person has died (one firefighter) after heavy rains triggered flash floods. The strength of the waters overturned cars, closed roads, damaged homes and forced hundreds of people to leave their properties.

Andalucia is placed under a dangerous red alert severe flooding. Thunderstorms and torrential rain have left Andalucian towns almost engulfed in water.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2018):  Flash Flood in Malaga, Spain (2018-10-21). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2018-10-21
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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37.3428915447° N, -4.27795340324° E, 36.4328482131° S, -5.64357908684° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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