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Major hurricane swipes through Faroes causing hundreds of damage instances

Earlier today a major hurricane with an average wind force of 144 kilometers per hour (40 meters per second) and gusts of up to a terrifying 248 km/h (69 m/s) rattled settlements and towns across the Faroe Islands.

Among the hard hit were Skopun on the island Sandoy, Leirvík and Fuglafjørður on Eysturoy, Tvøroyri on Suðuroy, and Tórshavn on Streymoy.

According to news media, 160 damage reports had been recorded by police, who said they expected the actual number of damage instances to be considerably higher, as storm damages are far from always reported.

Thankfully there appear to be no human casualties, except for one minor injury suffered by a first responder on duty in Leirvík.

Alongside cars overturned, among the damages noted were broken windows and pieces of residential houses and other buildings, roof sections ripped apart, and more.

The most severe storms reportedly occurred between 10am and noon on Wednesday, before dying down in the early afternoon.

KvF’s Bjarni Árting Rubeksen took a number of storm damage photos in Tórshavn…

More photos at Eysturoyarportalurin…

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