Storm Otto set to hit Denmark with hurricane-force winds

Baku, February 18, AZERTAC

At least 1,800 firefighters called up for emergency duty over next 2 days as heavy winds threaten parts of Denmark, according to Anadolu Agency.

Parts of Denmark on Friday are set to be hit by hurricane-force winds, the Danish weather service warned.

The wind storm has been named Otto, and warnings have been issued for Northern Jutland and the upper parts of Djursland. Both areas are expected to get the strongest winds.

Meanwhile, forecasts of heavy winds have also been made for northwestern Jutland, northern Zealand, and Bornholm.

The state weather service said the stormy weather is directly linked to a low-pressure zone moving from the west across southern Norway.

The forecast says that the winds will pick up right after heavy showers, and the storm is expected to later disperse.

The Danish Fire Service has appealed to the public to shut their doors and windows ahead of the storm, and said that garden furniture, trampolines, and grills should also be put inside houses.

As many as 1,800 firefighters have been called on emergency duty over the next two days while a separate provision to call up additional human resources has also been made by the fire service.

Denmark was last hit by storms – under the names Malik and Nora – in early 2022.


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