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Storm kills 1, causes severe flooding in southern Portugal's Algarve vacation region

US surfer Garrett McNamara rides a big wave during a tow-in surfing session at the Praia do Norte, or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. McNamara set a world record for the largest wave surfed when he rode a 23.7 metre wave (78-foot) in Nazare in 2011. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

US surfer Garrett McNamara rides a big wave during a tow-in surfing session at the Praia do Norte, or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. McNamara set a world record for the largest wave surfed when he rode a 23.7 metre wave (78-foot) in Nazare in 2011. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a heavy storm has killed one person and caused severe flooding in Portugal's Algarve region.

Authorities were cleaning up and counting the cost of the damage Monday after the heavy storm hit the seaside resort.

Municipal workers, storekeepers and local residents shoveled away thick mud and fire crews pumped rainwater out of basements in Albufeira, the hardest-hit vacation town some 200 kilometers (120 miles) south of the capital Lisbon.

Police said they discovered the body Monday of an 80-year-old man whose car was found submersed.

The storm Sunday swept away cars, uprooted trees and washed away roads. Stores in the downtown area were flooded with brown water almost to the ceiling.

Heavy rains also started hitting Spain on Monday but there were no immediate reports of problems there.