A thunderstorm occurred in St. Petersburg on Thursday, with a strong wind felling trees and road signs, breaking billboards and fences and closing the port.
Broken trees damaged more than a dozen cars and electric cables, and blocked several streets. The high wind caused the water level in St. Petersburg rivers and canals surge, with waves several meters high observed in the city part of the Gulf of Finland.
The dam protecting St. Petersburg from floods was closed since morning, and vessel traffic to and from the port of St. Petersburg was suspended.
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