Cyclone Per

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Cyclone Per (Hanno)
Per 14 January 2007.jpg
Per located just onshore Norway on January 14, 2007
TypeEuropean windstorm
Extratropical cyclone
Formed13 January 2007[1]
Dissipated15 January 2007[2]
Lowest pressure965 mb (28.5 inHg)
Areas affectedScandinavia, United Kingdom, Russia

Cyclone Per was a powerful storm with hurricane-force winds which hit the west coast of Sweden and Norway on the morning of 14 January 2007. In Sweden, six people died from the storm and approximately 300,000 households were left without electricity.

The storm was officially named Cyclone Hanno by the Free University of Berlin, which names all low-pressure areas that affect Europe, while the storm was named Per by the Norway Weather Service, which names all strong storms that affect Norway.

Deaths[edit]

  • A man in his 60s died when his car was hit by a falling tree in Jönköping County on 14 January. A woman who was traveling with him suffered minor injuries.[3]
  • A 9-year-old boy in Motala died after a tree fell on him at around midday on 14 January.[4]
  • A 24-year-old truck driver was killed in Ullared when his truck was hit by a tree on 14 January.[5]
  • A 61-year-old man died in Malmö harbor in an accident due to the storm on 14 January.[6]
  • Two men died on January 15 when working in the woods in the aftermath of the storm.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/de/wetter/maps/Analyse_20070113.gif
  2. ^ http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/de/wetter/maps/Analyse_20070115.gif
  3. ^ "Krossade av trädet". Aftonbladet.
  4. ^ "Han såg sonen dö". Aftonbladet.
  5. ^ "Flydde med sin bil – dog". Aftonbladet.
  6. ^ "61-åring dödades ombord på pråm". Aftonbladet.
  7. ^ Två döda under skogsarbete Archived October 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine