Madrid has been swept by a torrential downpour of rain and hail on August 26, 2019.
Flooding waters changed the streets into raging rivers, washing away cars and anything else in their path. Now look at the furious storm in this creepy video:
Those images are insane, aren’t they? You want some more? Now watch that:
The Madrid region was hit by a powerful hail storm on Monday evening, with heavy rainfall bringing roads to a standstill, causing problems on a number of lines on city’s underground Metro system and causing flight diversions at Barajas airport.
La tormenta se ve en el eco del radar que mostrado antes de este tweet … la fuerte tromba caída en el sureste de #Madrid nos deja las primeras imágenes captadas en las calles de #Arganda @PadelKass donde el cielo se ha desplomado en pocos minutos … wow! #lluvia #Tormenta pic.twitter.com/ELI1LFB4sq— Mario Picazo (@picazomario) August 26, 2019
Firefighters responded to more than a thousand emergency calls, most of them for minor issues such as fallen tree branches or flooding in garages and basements.
Un très violent #orage a concerné la localité de #Arganda (#Espagne), dans la proche banlieue de Madrid ce soir. Les dégâts semblent considérables avec de véritables torrents en pleine rue ! >> https://t.co/UKHXyX0I52 pic.twitter.com/Eq4vXYnMBK— Météo Villes (@Meteovilles) August 26, 2019
Spain’s meteorological agency AEMET recorded more than 9,300 lightning strikes in six hours.
The municipality hardest hit by the storm was Arganda del Rey, located to the southeast of the capital.
There, the water was so strong that parked cars and street furniture were swept away by the current.