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The woman left her car and swam frantically for safety, fighting a flood of bright water

Female driver is forced to bring her car and SWIM to safety after being caught in strange rain showers that hit Mallorca and Ibiza

  • The woman had to swim against bright water in the flooded street in Mallorca
  • Freak rainstorm completely flooded the street in the Cala d'Or resort in Santanyí
  • Heavy rainfall and more than 5000 lightning rays in one day hit Mallorca and Ibiza
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This is the terrifying moment when a woman had to swim for her life after heavy rain left her car in floods.

The female driver was in her car in the resort of Cala d & # 39; Or in Santanyí, Mallorca, when a road flooded within minutes of a strange rain shower and threatened to wash her vehicle away.

Harrowing shots showed her she was leaving the car in the middle of the flooded street before she tried to swim in safety against heavy water.

The scorching heat of last week finally made way for Tuesday, causing torrential rains on Mallorca and Ibiza and more than 5,000 lightning rays within 24 hours.

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The bad weather had already caused havoc on the mainland and hit the Balearic Islands with great intensity, the weather agency AEMET said.

AEMET says that the storms will continue today and has advised extreme caution.

Mallorca received a warning for heavy weather on Tuesday evening.

The port on Menorca had to be closed and roads and buildings were flooded, including hospitals and the courts in Ibiza.

The 112 emergency service was flooded with calls on Tuesday, with nearly 200 incidents reported.

Roads were closed and a number of boats were stranded.

The woman left her car and swam frantically for safety, fighting a flood of bright water

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The woman left her car and swam frantically for safety, fighting a flood of bright water

The female driver was stuck in her car in the resort of Cala d & # 39; Or in Santanyí, Mallorca

The female driver was stuck in her car in the resort of Cala d & # 39; Or in Santanyí, Mallorca

The female driver was stuck in her car in the resort of Cala d & # 39; Or in Santanyí, Mallorca

The moving images showed her desperate attempts to swim away while torrential rains flooded Mallorca

The moving images showed her desperate attempts to swim away while torrential rains flooded Mallorca

The moving images showed her desperate attempts to swim away while torrential rains flooded Mallorca

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At a certain moment 1,400 people in Mallorca and Formentera were left without electricity and telephone lines and trees were also brought down.

Several popular tourist hotspots in Spain have been hit by a series of freak hail showers and periods of freak weather.

The worst hit was Arganda del Rey, a neighborhood about 16 kilometers southeast of Madrid.

Heavy rainfall turned Calle Juan de la Cierva, a historic one-lane street in the Gran Habitat neighborhood, into a wild river.

Meanwhile, tornadoes were reported in Campillos, a town in the municipality of Malaga in southern Spain.

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