Four persons were reported dead as a Powerful storm surnames Gloria battered the eastern parts of Spain and later made a landfall in France.
A municipal official told Reuters news agency a homeless woman froze to death near Valencia, one man was killed in a car accident on a snowbound road in the Asturias region, while another man was found dead outside his home in the town of Moixent with signs of hypothermia, while one other man died in his home in the Spanish province of Ávila after being hit by flying roof tiles on Monday.
The official said Balearic Islands and the region around Valencia were the worst-hit, with heavy flooding and strong winds causing havoc. Where more than 30 provinces in Spain were put on high alert. The storm later moved into southern France with Social media users in Spain have been flooding the internet with footage of flooded streets in Valencia and other cities and towns in Spain.
Storm Gloria later arrived in Pyrénées-Orientales, France’s southernmost Mediterranean department, which has been placed on high alert.
Dozens of extra police and firefighters have been deployed in the region, A9 motorway on the French side of the border was closed as a precautionary measure.