Shocking footage shows torrential floods carrying away CARS in northern Spain

This is the shocking moments cars were washed away by torrential flooding in northern Spain

The flooding hit the town of Reinosa in Cantabria and has been described by residents as the worst in history, with reports saying water levels rose because of heavy winds and rain. 

Reinosa has 9,000 inhabitants and there are reports of blackouts. 

Residents have been evacuated with powerful waves flowing through doors and garages. 

The flooding hit the town of Reinosa in Cantabria and has been described by residents as the worst in history

The flooding hit the town of Reinosa in Cantabria and has been described by residents as the worst in history

The flooding hit the town of Reinosa in Cantabria and has been described by residents as the worst in history

The flooding comes after the Hijar river, which passes through Reinosa, and its tributary, the Izarilla, rose significantly.   

At least 20 people are thought to be trapped in their homes, with emergency services being inundated with hundreds of calls.     

Emergency services working in the area are analysing whether any more evacuations of the residents in the most affected buildings are needed.

They are asking residents to climb to the highest levels of their builds as they anticipate the floods could exceed the first floor.   

An advanced command post has been installed in Reinosa, with officials working around the clock to tackle the flooding.

Shocking footage and photos posted on social media show cars being washed away by the torrential floods

Shocking footage and photos posted on social media show cars being washed away by the torrential floods

Shocking footage and photos posted on social media show cars being washed away by the torrential floods

Shocking footage and photos posted on social media show cars being washed away by the torrential floods

Shocking footage and photos posted on social media show cars being washed away by the torrential floods

The flooding comes after the Hijar river, which passes through Reinosa, and its tributary, the Izarilla, rose significantly

The flooding comes after the Hijar river, which passes through Reinosa, and its tributary, the Izarilla, rose significantly

heavy rain and winds are believe to have caused water levels to rise

heavy rain and winds are believe to have caused water levels to rise

The flooding comes after the Hijar river, which passes through Reinosa, and its tributary, the Izarilla, rose significantly

At least 20 people are thought to be trapped in their homes, with emergency services being inundated with hundreds of calls

At least 20 people are thought to be trapped in their homes, with emergency services being inundated with hundreds of calls

At least 20 people are thought to be trapped in their homes, with emergency services being inundated with hundreds of calls

The tracks of the Renfe train line between Santander and Madrid are flooded, with several services cancelled.

Shocking photos and video shared on social media show cars being carried by torrential floods.

Stunned social media users are also sending their best wishes to residents.  

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