Meteorologists are worried about extensive damage, as now in mid-September the trees are heavier and more likely to fall due to strong winds against the leaves. Falling trees and branches cut power lines, block roads, or damage properties across the country.
In addition to heavy winds, rainfall is forecast to drop more than 50 millimeters on Wednesday and possibly more on Thursday, which could cause large-scale flooding.
Recent rains and the upcoming storm will make this September the wettest in some parts of Finland. The average rainfall in September has been about 60 millimeters. Espoo has already announced that it will rain 160 millimeters this month, which could rise to 210 millimeters by Friday. There is also a record amount of rain in many other areas around Finland.
Residents should expect power outages throughout Finland. and it should prepare before the storm arrives early on Wednesday.
Meteorologists encourage residents to prepare by collecting supplies such as food, water, and other essentials. Outdoors are not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Outdoor furniture and other bulk items should be stored indoors or secured and windows should be closed.
Shelby Hautala – Helsinki Times
Source: The Nordic Page