On August 29, 2021, parts of the province of Castellón in the Valencia region of Spain experienced record rainfall, causing flash floods.
Flooding damaged houses and roads in the coastal city of Benicassim. The emergency services received 167 calls for help. The brigades responded to the flooding of about 50 houses. Firefighters rescued 3 people who were trapped in their cars on flooded roads. They also helped evacuate one person from a flooded house.
Traffic on the main motorway N-340 has been temporarily suspended near Castellón de la Plana. Flooding was also reported in the city of Sagunto.
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) in Valencia reported 155.4 mm of rainfall in Benicassim in 24 hours on 29 August, the highest recorded in 24 hours in August in the province of Castellón.
This is the second flood outbreak in southern Spain in the past few days. On 25 August, flash floods swept across Burunchel and surrounding areas in the province of Jaén, Andalusia. Cars were crashed and houses were flooded.