Power providers in southwestern Norway were still scrambling to restore service to thousands of households and businesses in Sørlandet (Southern Norway) on Sunday, after the latest storm rolled over the area on Friday and Saturday. Strong winds toppled trees and power masts, leaving more than 20,000 without electricity while the storm raged.
Around 1,500 customers remained without power in Arendal, Froland, Lillesand and Kristiansand at noon on Sunday. State broadcaster NRK reported that by 2pm, around 100 households still lacked electricity.
Insurance companies were also reporting hundreds of claims to cover damage from the storm that hit hard with some of the strongest winds ever recorded. Most of the claims were for damaged boats, piers and buildings close to the sea. Fallen trees also closed many roads in the region and damaged vehicles.