Counting the cost of bad weather over Sweden
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
One immediate observation from the aftermath of the hurricane that hit
Sweden last Monday is that there are still some 9,200 household
mostly of Eons customers in southern Sweden without power.
The Skåne region in southern Sweden was most severely affected by
the hurricane-like storm that hit this part of the country which was on
its trajectory which had off the Atlantic and passed through the UK
towards northern Euorpe.
Now the effect is that some 3,500 households are still without power.
In Kronoberg county about 2500 household lack power, in Blekinge, 1300,
Kalmar 1000 and in Halland about 900. Authorities say it would
take a long time before power gets back to these affected areas.
“It can be a lengthy process, as it takes more time per customer to fix
the problems now. Yesterday we made a strong effort in which roughly
500 thousands at a time saw their power restored,” says Jacob
Holmström, of energy company Eon's press service to radio Sweden.
A total of 700 people are working to resolve the power supply issue and
in most cases the problem is that tree had fallen across power lines.
Since Monday's storm, 100,000 of the utility's customers were without
It was reported that Vattenfall and Fortum saw their customers had power yesterday.
5,000 subscribers in the five most storm-affected counties are
currently without fixed telephony. Yesterday it was 14,000 that were
By Scancomark.com Team
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