Madrid was hit was a powerful hailstorm that caused flash flooding.
“The hailstorm started and it was horrifying. The flood was powerful and it began moving down and entering all the shops. The water was coming down from the top of the town, it was like a river,” one resident told Reuters.
Madrid’s fire department said that 5 vehicles and two busses were trapped in flooding on the highway and said they were working to restore the city to normal.
The rain caused street and tunnel closures in the city. Emergency services in Madrid said they carried out at least 150 interventions overnight.