Heavy Thunderstorms Took Place on Tuesday; Lightning Ignites House in Flames in Southeastern Finland; Power Sockets Fly Off the Wall in South
SAVONLINNA / HÄMEENLINNA
While hot weather prevailed in many parts of the country on Tuesday, the southeastern parts experienced heavy and even dangerous thunderstorms.
According to the Southern Savonia Rescue Department, about 500 lightning strikes were seen in the thunderstorm that lasted three hours.
The rescue department had a busy day, but the most dangerous incident happened when
One person was rescued and taken to the hospital.
The southern city of Hämeenlinna got its share of lightning strikes as well.
The lightning struck a detached house so that the power sockets of the house flew off the wall.
The fire department inspected the house and luckily didn’t find any developing fires.