Footage Shows Tornado As It Hits Costa Blanca
This is the moment a huge tornado hits the Spanish Costa Blanca following heavy rainstorms.
The twister was filmed approaching the town of Guardamar del Segura in the province of Alicante in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia and two videos have been seen 170,000 and 140,000 times respectively.
According to local media, the tornado twisted its way one kilometre inland after having landed on the coast as a waterspout.
A cold front has caused adverse weather conditions in the region that has led to the suspension of school classes and caused rivers to break their banks, sparking flash floods.
Two elderly people were reportedly killed in Caudete in the nearby province of Albacete after becoming trapped inside their car on a flooded street.
Reports said that a third victim was killed on 12th September in Almeria after the unnamed man also became trapped in his car in a flooded road tunnel.
The Dama de Guardamar School reported significant damage caused by flooding, according to reports.
Guardamar del Segura Mayor Jose Luis Saez confirmed the flood damage and said that all schools will remain closed until next week.
In Murcia, the city council has evacuated several villages near the Segura River that has burst its banks as well as a popular tourist campsite in La Manga.
Earlier this week, a waterspout was filmed approaching the coast of Majorca while three lorries on board a ferry crossing between the tourist island and neighbouring Menorca overturned due to choppy waters and high waves.