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Over 7,000 People Still Without Electricity – ‘Toivo’ Storm Runs Amok in Eastern Finland And Knocks Down Trees

Over 7,000 People Still Without Electricity – ‘Toivo’ Storm Runs Amok in Eastern Finland And Knocks Down Trees

Gusting winds are expected today in Helsinki. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The remnants of the breezing wind of a storm that has been named “Toivo” could blow your cap off in the Helsinki region today but it has left over 7,000 people without electricity as of this writing.

On Monday evening, there were reports of 40,000 people without electricity in eastern parts of the country, namely in the Northern Karelia region.

The gusting storm has knocked over trees on the power lines. Thousands were left without electricity for over 12 hours, and electricity companies are facing claims for damages of estimated half a million euros.

The areas without electricity at 09:03 in the morning on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Source: Sähkökatkokartta

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Wind: 17km/h WSW
Humidity: 97%
Pressure: 1017.9mbar
UV index: 0

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