Monday, December 26, 2011

Big storm

It was a tough night last night. A big storm blew in. Wind tossed around furniture outside, trees bent over at alarming angles, sirens could be heard down in the streets. It was frightening. Pam was up during the night to close a window that had blown open and to check for damage around the house. This morning I surveyed the scene, no damages here just some mess. I can see down the street at our old house a tree was felled.

The newspaper online had plenty of stories on damages. Wind speeds of up to 150 kph (93 mph) were measured. Here's a few scenes, pictures from adressa.no.

Pirbadet, our swimming hall downtown, got its windows smashed by waves. We'd planned on going swimming this week, but it looks like that won't happen.
This was an inflated sports field in nearby Malvik.
Someone's unfortunate storage barn blew into their house.
Waves blowing into the harbor in a nearby community sunk boats and forced evacuations.

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