Heavy rains causing flooding in Spain

Weeks of heavy rains have led to flooding of farmland and roads in many areas of southern and western Spain through which the major Guadalquivir and Douro rivers flow. Spanish National Television said at least 12 people had to be rescued by emergency services Tuesday.

As heavy rains continue to affect much of Spain, 600 residents of Barbano in Extremadura have been evacuated this morning Spanish National Television reports.

They were taken by buses to nearby towns after rising waters in the Guadiana river broke through a dike and threatened to flood the town.

The continuous rains have led to the flooding of farmland in many areas of southern and western Spain where the Guadalquivir and Douro rivers flow.

At least 12 people had to be rescued by emergency services on Tuesday.

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