Storms in southern Norway – Trees snow built:
– It blew something absolutely terrible, Per-Øyvind Skarphol tells Dagbladet about the storm that has ravaged southern Norway in the last 24 hours.
Skarphol was out on a short Saturday afternoon when he documented the trebling that almost destroyed the historic house Sandbekkestua in the municipality.
It was Romerikes Blad who first mentioned the incident.
Three or four trees have fallen right next to the building where the Rælingen Art Association is located.
– The branches have broken a lot of roof tiles, but it is very good that the house was not damaged more. The weather was violent on Friday, says Skarphol.
– The storm has ravaged
Skarphol shared the photo on Facebook at 14.55 on Saturday, and tells Dagbladet that he observed several trees that had blown over the end of the hiking trail – in addition to the trees that snowed Sandbekkestua.
– The storm has probably ravaged quite a lot. I have talked to others as well, who have said that several trees have blown over in the area, says Skarphol.
The storm that ravaged southern and eastern Norway on Friday night, caused trees to be blown over, and power lines and cables to be destroyed.
On Saturday afternoon, the emergency network is still affected by the extensive power outages caused by the storm in southern Norway. Around 80 of 2085 base stations in Nødnett are affected, according to the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB).
– The state administrators in the affected municipalities report good cooperation locally, but many trees have fallen so it will take time to rectify all power outages and clear all roads, says Elisabeth Aarsæther, director of DSB.
Affected areas include the west of the Telemark region, Valdres, and parts of Hallingdal, according to DSB.
On Saturday, NTB writes that finding led to damage worth several tens of millions of kroner in southern Norway.
– The most common building damage to roofs, windows and doors, in addition to roof tiles that come loose and cause damage, says communications manager Bjarne Rystad in Gjensidige to the news agency.
On Saturday, Gjensidige received more than 100 claims, and the company’s calculations are for damages worth several tens of millions of kroner.
– In addition to these building damages, experience has also shown that some cars and boats are damaged in this type of incident, says Rysstad.
He expects that the number of claims will increase during the weekend and next week.