DISCUSSION: As a small pulse of energy passed over parts of far western Europe within the last couple of days, many areas across central and southern Spain received fairly large amounts of rainfall. As the heavy rainfall persisted, there were many widespread impacts similar to those felt across many parts of the Mississippi Valley over the past couple of days. These impacts across many parts of southern Spain were predominantly characterized by flash flooding and consequential flows of debris and automobiles being picked up by the rushing floodwaters. It goes without saying that water is the most powerful force on Earth and it is always imperative to respect the incredible natural power of Mother Nature when it comes to flooding as well as flash flooding. As the entire National Weather Service network conveys to people from across the United States and the world, when you are approaching any sort of regional floodwaters, always be sure to "Turn Around and Don't Drown!"
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