In 52 cases, the service had to remove trees from roads; in one case it was a lamppost. In 12 cases the VUGD had to eliminate the hazards posed by wind-torn roof or facade structures.
Most of these calls were received on Sunday, January 30, afternoon mainly in Kurzeme and Rīga and the vicinity.
A call was also received Sunday in the municipality of Madona, where a man had been trapped under a fallen tree and died. Vītola said it was not known whether the accident was related to wind damage.
Unlike in mid-January, when there was strong wind for several days, the number of calls received by the WUGD has not been particularly high this time.