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Press conference in Norrtälje concerning the storm Alfrida

During the Monday morning organising the Norrtälje municipality and Vattenfall a press conference in response to the widespread problems the power supply after the storm Alfridas framart in the northern Stockholm archipelago. The storm has felled thousands of trees and over 30,000 households in the county were affected by power outages.

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" We can confirm that there are trees all over the roads, trees have gone off in the middle, and the big electricity poles lying on the ground. Substations have been crushed by falling trees, and large parts of the electricity grid in Sweden, has received extensive damage, " says Annika Viklund, ceo at Vattenfall eldistribution.

She continues:

– Waterfall will, if necessary, to build makeshift electricity networks, and in some places need to the power grid need to be built up from scratch again.

in order to really that troublesome winter weather is coming and issued a class 2 warning. According to the Waterfall can the upcoming severe weather conditions delay the repair work.

"We already had a strained location in the county and realized relatively early on that we would have major problems with cooling in the home," says Christian Foster, federal director with responsibility for healthcare and care services in Norrtälje municipality.

" We have 500-600 users affected. Within 24 hours from the outage would trygghetslarmen is switched out and the heat go down. We have developed a 50-odd extra omvårdnadsplatser and 60 people have been evacuated from their homes, " says Christian Foster.

mobile phone reception out and the fire stations have got to stay open to provide accommodation in the municipality the chance to refill water bottles and charge the phone.

the Waterfall has warned of the dangers in the vicinity of fallen power lines, and the forecasts so far have been preliminary. Only on Vätö in Norrtälje, sweden plummeted hundreds of trees and residents in the area have described how the trees hanging over the power lines.

the Damage has been described by Waterfall as ”comprehensive” and the power company has said that in principle you have to build the entire grid from scratch in some areas. Accommodation in the presence of power home have therefore offered the hotel stay of the company.

the Text is updated.

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