Storm Filomena has covered Spain in heavy snow, disrupting road, rail, and air travel. In fact, the weather has been so bad, the country’s interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska called Filomena “the most intense storm in the last 50 years.”
Madrid has been one of the worst affected areas. The city’s Barajas airport was closed, along with a number of roads, and all trains to and from Madrid have been canceled. Further south, the storm caused rivers to burst onto their banks.
Four deaths have been reported so far. Officials said two people had been found frozen to death (one in the town of Zarzalejo, north-west of Madrid, another in the eastern city of Calatayud, and two people traveling in a car were swept away by floods near the southern city of Malaga).
While facing these challenges, Spanish people have been sharing photos online to show just how much Filomena has transformed their everyday life.
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