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Snow in Iran: 500,000 Without Electricity, Gas and Water

Written by Farid On 3 February 2014 @ 23:00 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Environment, Farsi, Feature, Iran, Middle East & North Africa, Weblog

Snow in Mazandaran. Source: Mehr. Photographer: Pejman Marzi.

Snow in Mazandaran. Source: Mehr News Agency. Photographer: Pejman Marzi.

500,000 people are reportedly trapped in villages without electricity, gas or water [1] after a massive snow storm this weekend in Iran's northern provinces, Gilan [2] and Mazandaran [3].

One local official called it the heaviest snowfall in 50 years [4]. Thousands have been rescued and taken to emergency shelters or hospitalized.

ZA1-1RA tweeted [5]:

I do not worry about my family, they have rice in reserve for months.

Farshad Faryabi tweeted [9]:

Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Blidt, [who is on a trip in Iran] won't go back to Sweden now because there is more snow in Iran.

Soheila Sadegh tweeted [14]:

A school was destroyed in Gilan under heavy snow.

Maysam Bizar tweeted [25]:

The price for bottled water rose four times during snowing days. If we do not have pity for ourselves, what we do we expect of enemies?

Mozdeh A tweeted [28]:

What is a blessing for others, is a curse for us.

Saham Borghani shared [30] a photo last month (January 10) of tea and snow.


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[1] without electricity, gas or water: http://news.msn.co.nz/worldnews/8793607/heavy-snow-cuts-power-in-iran

[2] Gilan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilan_Province

[3] Mazandaran: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazandaran_Province

[4] the heaviest snowfall in 50 years: http://news.sky.com/story/1205832/iran-blanketed-in-heaviest-snow-in-50-years

[5] tweeted: https://twitter.com/zara_esm/status/430377890316689408

[6] #برف: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%81&src=hash

[7] #شمال: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%B4%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84&src=hash

[8] February 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/zara_esm/statuses/430377890316689408

[9] tweeted: https://twitter.com/F_Faryabi/status/430339023882551297

[10] #وزیرخارجه: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D9%88%D8%B2%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AC%D9%87&src=hash

[11] #سوئد: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%B3%D9%88%D8%A6%D8%AF&src=hash

[12] #ایران: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86&src=hash

[13] February 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/F_Faryabi/statuses/430339023882551297

[14] tweeted: https://twitter.com/Soheila_Sadegh/status/430300451213299712

[15] #گيلان: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%DA%AF%D9%8A%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86&src=hash

[16] #آموزش‌پرورش: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%A2%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B2%D8%B4%E2%80%8C%D9%BE%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%B4&src=hash

[17] #مدارس: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D9%85%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B3&src=hash

[18] #دانش‌آموز: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%B4%E2%80%8C%D8%A2%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B2&src=hash

[19] #معلم: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D9%85%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%85&src=hash

[20] #مازندران: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86&src=hash

[21] #رشت: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%B1%D8%B4%D8%AA&src=hash

[22] #گرگان: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%DA%AF%D8%B1%DA%AF%D8%A7%D9%86&src=hash

[23] #اردبيل: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AF%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%84&src=hash

[24] February 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/Soheila_Sadegh/statuses/430300451213299712

[25] tweeted: https://twitter.com/M_Bizar/status/430387868796604416

[26] #مازندرانی: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C&src=hash

[27] February 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/M_Bizar/statuses/430387868796604416

[28] tweeted: https://twitter.com/MozhdehT/status/430387329790787584

[29] February 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/MozhdehT/statuses/430387329790787584

[30] shared: https://twitter.com/sahamedin/status/421759941695655936

[31] #چای: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%DA%86%D8%A7%DB%8C&src=hash

[32] pic.twitter.com/6phbpubCjJ: http://t.co/6phbpubCjJ

[33] January 10, 2014: https://twitter.com/sahamedin/statuses/421759941695655936

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