Firefighter missing in south of Spain as RED WEATHER ALERTS and EMERGENCY PLAN activated

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SPAIN’S national weather office, AEMET, has issued emergency severe weather warnings across parts of Andalucia this morning after several towns were hit by flash flooding last night.
11.30am – LATEST UPDATES – RED ALERT: Dead body of firefighter found as SEVERE weather warning in south of Spain extended
The provinces of Malaga and Sevilla in Andalucia have been particularly hit hard and emergency plans have been activated.
There are reports coming on of serious floods in Teba, Campillos and Bobadilla during the early hours of the morning and police divers are searching for a missing firefighter.
A firefighter is missing after fire engine overturned on the road between Teba and Campillos. Two of the three occupants were rescued but divers have been called in to locate the missing person.
An emergency command post has been set up at Antequerra fire station.
The Rio Blanco in Aguadulce has river has broken its banks and flooded the railway track, bridge and signal cabling.
A stream in Badolatosa has also flooded affecting several houses s well as the river Genil as it passes through Écija.
In Sevilla provinces more than 100 incidents have been reported including Osuna, Morón de la Frontera, Marchena, Los Corrales, Puebla de Cazalla, Montellano, La Roda, and Pedrera.
Malaga province has recorded more than 311 emergency incidents.
More to follow…

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