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Södra surveys damage after Storm Gorm

Södra surveys damage after Storm Gorm

Storm Gorm appears mainly to have caused storm damage in southern parts of Götaland. Storm winds are still blowing hard, which makes an inventory difficult. Södra is now working intensively to obtain an overview of the damage, and urging extreme caution when tackling storm-felled trees.

Storm Gorm hit southern Sweden on Sunday, and extreme gusts of wind were recorded. According to Södra’s initial overall estimate of damage caused by the storm, mainly the southern parts of Götaland were affected.

So far, we have received reports of damage from Halland, Skåne, Blekinge, Kronoberg and southern Kalmar County. We cannot comment on the scope of the damage at present. Södra is now working intensively to obtain a clearer view of the areas that are most affected, but persistent and strong winds in southern Sweden are making it too dangerous to visit the forest, which makes an inventory difficult.

The damage reported so far is mainly scattered windfalls and wind-thrown trees in exposed sites, such as clear-cut edges.

Södra recommends that members who are affected by the storm consider their safety first, and avoid going out to make inventories or clean up storm-felled forest until the storm subsides.

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