Södra assesses impact of Sunday's storm in Southern Sweden, says entire swathes of trees have been felled, but damage less extensive than after Storm Per in 2007

VAXJO, Sweden , November 30, 2011 (press release) – The storm which hit southern Sweden on Sunday mainly affected the western parts of Södra's business areas. Storm damage has been observed in the form of entire swathes of fallen trees. More limited storm damage has been found in the inland and eastern parts of southern Sweden, where mainly trees at the edges of clearings, groves and individual seed trees have fallen.

An internal working team at Södra has been working since Sunday to chart the ravages of the storm, and staff out in the business areas are currently reviewing the extent of the damage.

"As yet, it is still too early for us to determine how severely the storm has affected our members, but we can confirm that the volume of fallen timber is nowhere near the volume that fell during Storm Per in 2007," says Håkan Svensson, Director of Forestry at Södra.

The contracting stoppage introduced throughout Södra's business areas on Sunday will remain in force until further notice.

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