Hurricane Gloria, which struck Spain, raised such extreme waves that coastal cities were flooded with a layer of sea foam.
So, in the eastern Spanish city of Tossa de Mar, residents had to make their way to their homes along the seething "foam" streets. And on the island of Mallorca, giant waves, reaching 13 meters in height, covered the buildings along with the roof.
The hurricane hit Spain late last week, January 19th. If in the east of the country the element caused floods, then in the north and in the mountainous regions there were heavy snowfalls.
To date, it is known about eight dead and dozens of injured. About 200 thousand Spaniards were left without electricity. In some areas, airports and schools were temporarily closed, and transport links were cut off.
Andalusia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands were hit hardest. According to experts, the region has not seen such devastating winter storms for 40 years.