Dead in a historic snowstorm and authorities are sending food supplies and coronavirus vaccine to affected areas

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                At least four people were killed by the unprecedented snowstorm Filomena that struck Spain on Saturday.  Meteorologists have warned of worse weather in the coming days, for their part, the authorities intend on Sunday to send convoys carrying doses of the Coronavirus vaccine and food supplies to the affected areas.
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                                    <p>Caused <strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/أوروبا/20210109-إسبانيا-عاصفة-ثلجية-نادرة-تتسبب-في-إغلاق-مطار-مدريد-وعدة-طرقات" rel="noopener">Snow storm hit Spain</a></strong>  At least four people were killed, travel paralyzed across the country and the capital, Madrid, was blanketed in heavy snow on Saturday.  And meteorologists warned of worse weather in the coming days, after the storm brought the largest snowfall in decades on central Spain, Filomena.</p>    <div data-wrapper-video-player="" data-show-hidden-video-player="WBMZ53240-F24-AR-20210110">
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                        <p>Madrid is isolated by a snowstorm

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On Sunday, the Spanish government is preparing to send convoys carrying doses of the Coronavirus vaccine and food supplies to areas that have been cut off access by the storm Philomena, which caused the largest snowfall in decades in central Spain and killed four people.

Rescue teams reached 1,500 people, trapped in snow in their cars. Officials said that a man and a woman drowned in their car after a river flooded near Malaga, southern Spain, and that two homeless people froze to death, one in Madrid and the other in the eastern city of Ayoub Castle.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Twitter, “I want to reiterate the government’s call for the utmost caution in the face of the evolution of the weather in the next few hours.”

“Temperatures will drop below minus ten degrees Celsius this week, which will be accompanied by heavy snowfall,” Julian Murthieu of the state meteorological agency said.

He added that the level of snow ranges between 20 and 30 cm in Madrid, making it the most intense since 1971.

The country’s airport operator said Madrid-Barajas airport had been closed since Friday evening, while more than 650 routes were closed.

France 24 / Reuters

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