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WATCH: Gushing Floodwaters Hammer Canary Islands, Wash Away Parked Cars

Cars were swallowed by rushing floodwaters that diced through streets in the Canary Islands, Spain, over the weekend.

A bout of rattling thunderstorms and torrential rain pushed over the region due to a low pressure system spinning to the west of the islands.

Rainfall averaged 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) across the islands, most of which fell within a six-hour time frame on Sunday according to AccuWeather.com International Meteorologist Eric Leister. According to local reports, as many as five people died during the flooding. One woman reportedly died after being trapped under a parked car, unable to escape as flood waters rushed through local streets.

Schools in Tenerife, one of the most devastated areas, are set to open on Tuesday after being closed for cleanup efforts on Monday, according to local government.

Leister explained that the storm system's track is now pointing westward, which will bring improved weather to the Canary Islands for remaining restoration.

However, that system is now heading to the Azore Islands, located farther north and west in the Atlantic than the Canary Islands, and similar flash flooding conditions could arise.

"Flash flooding is possible along with wind gusts of 30-40 mph (50-65 kph) in the Azores on Tuesday and Wednesday," Leister said.

Post by Candido Gonzalez.

Post by Teide Radio.

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