Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Winter has arrived to Tallinn

This weekend we had the opportunity to witness one of the heaviest snowstorms in years. The downfall was up to 44cm per one night and another 15cm the other night.

We had winds of 18-30m/s, yet the air was quite warm, around 0 c.

About 30 000 households stayed without power, most roads were stuffed with snow, airplanes were stranded, harbors closed, schools closed.

Yet our tough municipalities and government meant that no harm was done and no reason to call for national assistance was at hand. Their reasoning was: for an emergency there has to be severe disturbances of traffic, power and communications.

This is how it looked in Central Tallinn after the storm.

I have no comment;)

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