(ORDO NEWS) — In Finland, because of the storm “Aila” that raged on Thursday night, more than 60,000 consumers were left without electricity, the broadcast portal Yle reported, citing weather services.
The storm raged hardest in Western Finland, early Thursday morning its center reached Central Finland and is currently heading to the southeast, the portal notes.
According to meteorologists, the wind was blowing at a speed of up to 29 m / s, in gusts up to 33 m / s. At the Pietarsaari weather station, gusts up to 35.3 meters per second were recorded.
The provincial rescue departments of South and Central Ostrobothnia reported that they had received hundreds of calls by the morning of 17 September. The wind knocked down lampposts, trees fell on power lines, highways.
A number of Helsinki-Tallinn ferry flights have been canceled due to weather conditions. Power engineers do not exclude that the restoration of power grids will take several days or even weeks.
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