PHOTOS: Monday’s storm damage

Uprooted trees, downed power lines, damaged buildings, battered landscapes...

This is just some of the damage caused over the last couple of days in Iceland by one of the biggest storms in recent decades.

The strength of the winds seen in Iceland, especially in southern parts, is clear from the selection of photos above. As an indication, the large bales of hay wrapped in white plastic – which weigh hundreds of kilos each – were reportedly “thrown about like dice”.

Mercifully, there are no reports of any human injuries caused directly by the storm. Material damage is, however, considerable with Icelandic electricity company Landsnet alone reporting over ISK 100 million (approx. €700,000) worth of damage caused to its transmission system.

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Currency

USD USD 100.64 EUR EUR 123.90
GBP GBP 140.61 DKK DKK 16.64
NOK NOK 12.79 SEK SEK 12.34
CHF CHF 107.73 JPY JPY 0.94

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