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Electricity began to cut off almost immediately when Storm Aila landed in Finland last night.

The curve showing the number of electricity-free households on the Energy Industry website turned up sharply on Wednesday night at around 7 p.m.

It coincided with almost the same moment when the Finnish Meteorological Institute published on its website a call to move indoors.

“The weather situation is becoming very dangerous due to storm gusts.

Go indoors, ”the Finnish Meteorological Institute instructed the Gulf of Bothnia coastal zone.

Before the arrival of the Aila storm, the electricity distribution situation in Finland was good.

There were no electricity-free households and the low-voltage network distributed electricity normally.

At about 20 the number of households without electricity was already close to 4 000, and midnight countries, the situation deteriorated sharply in the number of households without electricity already exceeds 15 000 mark.

The number of power outages started to rise at the same hour as Storm Aili landed in Finland.

There are now almost 60,000 people without electricity. Photo: Screenshot from the Energy Industry's electrical katkokartta.fi website.

The worst storm has cut off electricity in Kainuu and on the west coast.

On the morning of Aila Day, there are almost 60,000 customers in 122 municipalities without electricity.

The power outages affect 17 distribution companies.

The coastal areas from Oulu all the way to Raseborg to the western border of Uusimaa are most affected by power outages.

The whole of Kainuu has also suffered from disruptions and power outages caused by strong winds to the electricity distribution network.

Fallen trees have caused power outages.

The tree in the picture had to be broken by the force of the wind in the Tanelinranta residential area in Seinäjoki. Picture: Reader's picture

Fallen trees have caused power outages.

The tree in the picture had to be broken by the force of the wind in the Tanelinranta residential area in Seinäjoki. Picture: Reader's picture