One local official called it the heaviest snowfall in 50 years . Thousands have been rescued and taken to emergency shelters or hospitalized.
ZA1-1RA tweeted :
— ZA1-1RA (@zara_esm) February 3, 2014 
I do not worry about my family, they have rice in reserve for months.
Farshad Faryabi tweeted :
— Farshid Faryabi (@F_Faryabi) February 3, 2014 
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 :
— soheila sadegh (@Soheila_Sadegh) February 3, 2014 
A school was destroyed in Gilan under heavy snow.
Maysam Bizar tweeted :
— Maysam Bizar (@M_Bizar) February 3, 2014 
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 :
هر چی برا بقیه دنیا نعمته واسه ایرانی جماعت نکبته #برف 
— mozhdeh A (@MozhdehT) February 3, 2014 
What is a blessing for others, is a curse for us.
Saham Borghani shared  a photo last month (January 10) of tea and snow.
— saham Boorghani (@sahamedin) January 10, 2014