Pengolodh (s.c) (pengolodh_sc) wrote,
Pengolodh (s.c)

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Southwestern Norway seems to be getting a Force 11 to 12 storm/hurricane for Christmas, possibly the strongest one in Norway for several decades. So far extensive material damage is reported - a seven car garage building carried 170 feet away by the winds, various damage to buildings, roads and ferry connections closed, blackouts and phone networks down many places, and one ship somehow sunk in harbour. So far no people are reported injured, although with the amount of airborne debris around, that seems to be purely by luck. There will be more property damage, even as the wind is slowly settling down a bit, because the storm surge will peak in about an hour's time.

We have had storm for Christmas round where I live, too, but nowhere near as strong - Force 10, at the most. There has been a storm surge here, as well.

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