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Storm Filomena: Parts of Spain struggling after record snowfall

CA, 14 Jan 2021
Snow clean-up operations across Spain continued Wednesday as temperatures across the country dipped to record lows after Storm Filomena hit over the weekend.

More than 800 soldiers were deployed in Madrid to help clear the city, where many roads were still blocked after the snowstorm downed 150,000 trees, cut supply lines and left supermarket shelves bare.

Madrid's health department also reported two thousand injuries from falls and at least four people have died as a result of the storm.

Filomena, which dumped up to 50 cm of snow on Madrid, has also hampered Spain's efforts to increase the pace of its coronavirus vaccination programme amid rising infections.

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