An enormous amount of rain has fallen overnight in Torrevieja – more than 145 litres per square metre in some areas - causing flooding and road closures.
Torrevieja town hall has just released a statement about the storm, stating that 'almost all the access roads to the town are cut off' at present.
The roads which are closed due to flooding include the CV-905 dual carriageway 'from the roundabout at McDonald's (Carrefour)'; Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas; and Av Rosa Mazón.
Public transport has been suspended.
Councillor for emergencies Javier Manzanares has asked people not to leave their homes unless it is an emergency and to exercise caution.