Thousands Still Feeling the Aftermath of Summer Storm Päivö

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Power outages, fallen trees as gusts of wind reached up to 26.9 metres per second and the storm moved to the northeast.

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö

The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of the country on Tuesday, are still being felt 24 hours later.

Overnight the worst of the storm moved from Yläa-Savo to North Karelia and towards Kainuu with gusts in Liperi reaching 26.9 metres per second.

Power companies said more than 60,000 customers were left without power on Tuesday evening, but some services were restored in a number of areas overnight.

The North Savo Rescue Department says their crews have been busy with storm-related calls since Tuesday and damage prevention work continues.

“The emergency centre should not be called in event of a fault if no-one is in danger. Unnecessary calls could cause fatal delays for assistance to people in need” the department says.

The rescue department reminds people that they don’t need to call 112 to report a fallen tree on the road, or if a tree falls on electricity power lines.

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö

Train travel impacted by the storm aftermath

Power outages also affected train transport and VR says intercity services between Oulu and Helsinki; Pendolino services between Kajaani and Helsinki, and Karjaa and Helsinki are delayed because of track problems.

Local train services between Nurmes and Joensuu are also affected by track disruptions; while trains between Suonenjoki and Lapinlahti are replaced with a bus service on Wednesday while the power outages continue.

VR is telling passengers to prepare for delays, and passengers should check the dedicated VR traffic situation page to see the latest disruptions.


  1. EmilyJohnson says

    The summer storm Päivö has caused significant damage and inconvenience to many people. It’s important to be cautious and not overload the emergency services with unnecessary calls, ensuring that help reaches those truly in need promptly.

  2. EmilySmith says

    It’s concerning to see the lingering impact of summer storm Päivö, with power outages and fallen trees still causing disruptions. I hope the affected areas receive swift assistance and support to recover from the damage caused by the storm.

  3. EmilyT says

    The aftermath of summer storm Päivö is truly devastating. It’s alarming to see the power outages and fallen trees causing such chaos. Let’s hope for a swift recovery and support for those affected.

  4. SarahSmith88 says

    It’s concerning to see the lingering impact of Summer Storm Päivö and how many are still affected. The safety reminder from the North Savo Rescue Department is important – only call emergency services if there is immediate danger to avoid delays for those in critical need.

  5. LisaJohnson says

    As a resident in the affected area, I can confirm that the aftermath of Summer Storm Päivö has been disruptive. Power outages have made daily life challenging, and the fallen trees have created safety hazards. I appreciate the efforts of emergency crews, but it’s important for everyone to remain calm and report only urgent situations to avoid overwhelming response teams.

  6. Laura_Smith says

    I believe that the aftermath of summer storm Päivö highlights the necessity for better preparedness and response protocols. It’s crucial for authorities to ensure prompt restoration of essential services and efficient communication with the public during such natural disasters.

  7. EmilySmith says

    The aftermath of summer storm Päivö is truly devastating. It’s alarming to see the impact it has had on power outages, fallen trees, and disrupted train services. The authorities must ensure prompt response and assistance to those affected by the storm.

  8. EmmaJohnson says

    It’s truly concerning to see the ongoing impact of summer storm Päivö, with so many still without power and facing potential dangers. Let’s hope for a swift recovery and assistance for those affected.

  9. EmilySmith says

    Is there an estimate of when all the power outages will be fully resolved in the affected areas?

    1. MatthewJones says

      Unfortunately, the power companies have not provided a specific timeframe for when all the outages will be fully resolved. However, they are working diligently to restore power as quickly as possible in the affected areas. Stay safe and patient during this challenging time.

  10. AmySmith says

    How long is it expected for all power services to be fully restored in the impacted areas?

  11. EmilySmith says

    Are power outages still affecting a large number of customers following the summer storm Päivö? How are the repair efforts progressing?

  12. EmilySmith says

    The aftermath of summer storm Päivö is truly devastating. It’s unfortunate to see the impact it has on the community, from power outages to fallen trees. Authorities must prioritize restoring essential services to those affected.

  13. SamanthaSmith93 says

    The aftermath of summer storm Päivö is still being keenly felt by many, with power outages affecting over 60,000 customers and widespread damage reported. It’s crucial for everyone to stay safe and avoid unnecessary calls to emergency services unless in immediate danger.

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