Monday, December 26, 2011

Aftermath of the Storm

Close Call

Mormon Temple

Volkswagen hit by birch tree

A big storm hit Sweden yesterday. Thousands of people got stuck on trains. Many households are still without power. It stormed all night, and what a weird night it was. We had 10 C at one o'clock in the morning. After it was all over I jumped on the bike and went for a ride around Haninge. Everywhere I went I could see the aftermath of the storm, that was named Dagmar. On the top photo is the old church school in Västerhaninge. My friend Birdman lives on the second floor with his daughters. I noticed him out in the garden with one daughter. They were looking at the big fur that fell during the storm. Had the tree fallen in the opposite direction, the car to the right would have been history. The second photo shows the Mormon temple in Västerhaninge. The tree just missed the nativity scene with about a meter and I'm sure the religious people will have something to say about that. The third photo is from Handen and shows a Volkswagen that has been hit by a birch tree. There was much more damage but this will do for now.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

ca devait etre tres violent , impressionnant les arbres arraches

Sharon said...

Wow, that is quite a storm. Glad you are safe and sound! I hate to see so much damage to trees.

RedPat said...

Wow - how bizarre for this time of year!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Thankful that it wasn't worse... good shots of the aftermath.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Glad you are ok

Steffe said...

The wind is picking up again this evening. So it looks like another stormy night. The temperature has gone up again just like last night.

Jack said...

This doesindeed look like a major storm, similar to the one Connecticut had around Halloween. I hope tonight's storm is not as bad and that the power is quickly restored.

Mark said...

Glad you are okay! Melbourne also had a terrible storm on Christmas Day, they say it was the worst event in a century.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Yikes, the wind must have been howling. These trees look like they had an adequate root system but snapped near their base. Very odd. Amazing that no one was hurt.

Julie said...

Steffe, you need to join the modern movement. You must not use a simple word like 'storm'. In the parlance, you need to 'sex' it up a bit. How about tornado or cyclone or something like that!

I certainly would not like to be out and about when tree 'spears' are catapulting around the streets.

Rae Walter said...

I could not help but reflect on the damage after the storm and my own experiences seeing the aftermath of bush fires. Hope the winds have abated and that all has now settled down in your area Steffe.

Steffe said...

Hmm. I guess I could call it, Dagmar the Killer Storm. It's still very windy as I'm typing this.

VP said...

We got wind at 120Km/hour a few days ago, with similar results. I was in no mood of roaming with my camera near the raging sea, but I know I missed something!

CaT said...

wow, hadnt checked your blog for a few days and see what i missed!
hope its better now?

Steffe said...

Yesterday 12 000 households around Haninge was still without electricity. Biking home I decided to count all the fallen trees next to the bike path between Västerhaninge and Tungelsta (a five km stretch), but I gave up as it was too many...

Gunn said...

GOSH!!

Store ødeleggelser flere steder.
Godt at du har det bra, og ikke er blitt skadet!

J Bar said...

That was quite destructive.