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Warnings ahead of new wave of violent storms

TT/The Local/gm · 10 Jun 2011, 12:33

Published: 10 Jun 2011 12:33 GMT+02:00

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Swedish meteorological agency SMHI issued a warning on Friday for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms for most of much of the Götaland region in central Sweden.

In Västra Götaland, Småland, and Blekinge as much as 40 milimetres of rain is expected overnight into Saturday.

In addition, the agency has warned of a high risk forest fires in northeastern Östergötland and along Sweden's northeastern coast.

On Thursday night, a series of heavy thunderstorms caused power outages, fires and serious flooding in many parts of Sweden.

Worst hit was the Götaland region in the west of the country.

The storms not only caused power outages, but also triggered a number of alarm systems, causing chaos throughout the region.

Jönköping County in central Sweden was also hard hit.

A bolt of lightning struck the Polkagris pre-school near Gränna causing a small fire. Staff on site were able to extinguish the fire however before the authorities arrived.

Meanwhile much of nearby Huskvarna was plunged into darkness when the electricity went down, and small fires were reported in several areas.

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The town of Nässjö also suffered widespread flooding. In one area outside the town there were reports of a flood almost 100 metres long and as deep as one metre in some areas.

A cold front will be moving north across Sweden in the next few days bringing with it the threat of flash fires in several regions, most notably in the north of the country, according to SMHI.

TT/The Local/gm (news@thelocal.se)

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11:10 June 10, 2011 by What?
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The media is just giving wrong answers and misdirectors.
11:13 June 10, 2011 by Lemon1987
HAARP + The Illuminati = making sense?
13:00 June 10, 2011 by Danne8
Choas???? you mean Chaos
13:16 June 10, 2011 by gakku
"A cold front will be moving north across Sweden in the next few days bringing with it the threat of flash fires in several regions"

do they mean floods?
13:25 June 10, 2011 by Swedesmith
No, they mean flashers in long raincoats and workboots.
13:29 June 10, 2011 by Lemon1987

Yes. NOwadays it looks like Chaos ...but what next ?? mayhem , havoc complete clima devastation ? whos gonna take responsibility for that?what will be the final bill?
08:32 June 11, 2011 by Yocoair
oh come on, HAARP is not responsible for everything!!!!!! Weather does change and HAARP doesnt have anything to do with cold and warm fronts that meet and trigger thunder!!!!! Its not like America spends their time playing God on the basic weather....you cant blame HAARP for normal weather happenings, this kind of weather has happened for centuries, warm meets cold and BOOM
06:33 June 12, 2011 by Icarusty
Not just HAARP, but HAARP + Chemtrails + Bilderburg Group + the ghost of Osama bin Laden + Leprechauns + Anger of Thor = Swedish Storms
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