North of Estonia struck by short but destructive storm; power supply disrupted in areas

On Sunday, 16 October, a short but strong storm hit western Estonian islands, Lääne and Harju counties, causing damage to buildings and vehicles, as well as leaving thousands of households without power in the morning on Monday, 17 October, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.
Local rescue services received more than 71 calls. Most of the reports involved trees fallen and obstructing roads.
Shortly after midnight a squall line of thunderstorms and heavy, intense rainfall reached Lääne and Harju counties. In Hiiumaa wind speed reached 26.2 m/sec. In Paldiski wind speed reached 25.3 m/sec.
The storm hit its peak at around 23:30 p.m., when more than 6 600 Elektrilevi clients were left without power.
«Roofs ripped off, fallen trees, damaged powerlines and cars etc. Blast winds did a fair bit of damage in more than a few places,» Estonian meteorologist Kairo Kiitsak wrote on social networks.