Storm Damage: Ferry Forced to Wait 8 Hours for Docking, 40K Households Without Power

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12/2/2013 10:07 AM
Category: Environment

Sunday evening's storm, which brought wind speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour to Estonia's northern coast and islands, caused a trans-gulf ferry carrying 900 passengers to drop anchor just off Tallinn for the night, while 18,000 households are still without electricity.

The Viking XPRS was scheduled to dock in Tallinn at 22:30 on Sunday, but weather conditions forced the captain to halt docking procedures and drop anchor nearby.

The ferry finally docked at 06:40, and left to return to Helsinki less than an hour later.

40,000 Households without Power

Nearly 40,000 homes were left without power after the storm, but most lines had been repaired by 11:00 today.

Northern counties suffered the bulk of the damage with 4,700 households in Lääne-Viru County still cut off from the power grid, as well as Harju and Ida-Viru Counties with around 3,000 households each.


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