Posts tagged as storm

Storm in Estonia left over 34,000 households without power

Monday, July 13, 2020

Storm winds reaching 30 meters per second ravaged much of the country on Saturday, bringing trees down on power lines. At the peak of the storm, over 34,000 households were without power in Estonia. The storm hit the island of Hiiumaa the hardest where two major power lines were put out of commission simultaneously, leaving some 7,000 clients without power. Luckily, the Hiiumaa outages were dealt with quickly by transmission…

Storm kills woman, causes power disruptions across Lithuania

Friday, March 13, 2020

A storm that began Thursday night killed a woman and inflicted damage across Lithuania. Over 100,000 households remained without power on Friday morning, most of them in the country’s western and northern regions. The Fire and Rescue Department has received 471 calls by Friday morning over the consequences of the storm. These included damage to power lines, buildings and trees having fallen on cars, the service has told BNS. Most…

Storm in Lithuania is expected to die down today in the afternoon

Monday, February 10, 2020

Strong winds left thousands of households in Lithuania without power overnight and the country’s port of Klaipėda has introduced temporary ship traffic restrictions. Almost 14,000 households experienced power supply disruptions overnight, according to the power company Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (ESO, Energy Distribution Operator), and around 3,000 clients, mainly in the western Klaipėda region, still did not have electricity on Monday morning. Disruptions have been also reported in the regions of…

Storm slowing but 33,000 households still without power in Estonia

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Rescue Board said as of 10 p.m. on Wednesday night the storm which swept across Estonia earlier in the day is dying down and at 11 p.m. network operator Elektrilevi told ERR 33,015 households were still without electricity. Elektrilevi, the largest electricity network operator in Estonia, said as of 10 p.m. 36,200 were still without electricity, power having been restored to several thousand people already on Wednesday evening. The…

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Sudanese forces storm protest camp, nine people dead

By Michael Georgy on Monday, June 3, 2019

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Footage broadcast by Al Hadath and Al Jazeera television showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled in the air. People rushed to carry away those who had been…

‘It was like the Titanic’

Monday, March 25, 2019

Britons’ relive terror after cruise liner is engulfed by storm as traumatised passengers donning life jackets are pictured waiting for helicopter rescue. As many as 200 Brits were among the 1,373 passengers and crew on Viking Sky. At least 20 tourists were injured and 480 were winched to safety by helicopter . Conditions on the ship in Norwegian Sea were compared to ‘being on Titanic’. Traumatised Britons last night told…

Over 5,500 homes without power due to storm in Estonia

Thursday, September 27, 2018

As of 11:40 EEST on Thursday, over 5,500 households in Estonia were still without power as a result of strong winds seen by many parts of the country on Wednesday. According to electricity distribution system operator Elektrilevi, as of 11:40, 5,554 homes were still without power, most of them in Western Estonia’s Pärnu County. This was nonetheless an improvement over the previous day, however, as on Wednesday the number of…