Heavy rain causes floods in eastern Spain

STORY: Video footage released by Castellon firefighters, showed firefighters rescuing people from stranded cars in flooded streets, including two minors stranded in a car and an elderly person carried from their flooded home.

Water overflowed from a ravine in the town of Aldaia, near Valencia city, where airport authorities were forced to shut the runway until further notice.

Spanish national meteorology agency (AEMET) declared maximum level of alert for the Valencia region, with the storm moving towards Catalonia and the interior of Spain.