Thunderstorm caused power outages, fires and many emergency calls

<1> <2> <3> On Wednesday evening, there were at most more than 100,000 households without electricity. The storm moved north into Central and Eastern Finland. <4> <5> The storm front covered the capital and the Uusimaa region on Wednesday, after which the storm moved into Central and Eastern Finland. <6> <7> Strong gusty winds fell trees and caused disruptions in the supply of electricity. On Wednesday night, up to 100,000 households were without electricity. Malfunctions are eliminated, but new ones appear as the storm progresses. <8> <9> <10> <11> <12> <13> <14><15> <16> Traffic on the roads was difficult due to heavy rain and fallen trees. <17> <18> Lightning has caused an exceptionally high number of fires. For example, in Lohja, a private house completely burned down when lightning struck an antenna on the roof. Human casualties were avoided. <19>