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Intense flood takes over Central Norway

Saturday, 11 June 2011
The turn around of weather in Norway is causing chaos in the central part of the country as an unprecedented flooding is taking place.

This ignited Norway's Justice Minister and Transport Minister on Friday night to set up an emergency session with representatives of emergency services because of the intensity of the floods in central Norway.

Persistent rain has closed roads and caused mudslides that have swept away houses. It have also caused severe disruption of the cellular network, and only during last night to Saturday that Telenor reported its network’s resumption to a working nature, reports various Norwegian media sources.


There has been persistent rain that had led to several rivers to overflow their banks. The flooding has also led to disruption of traffic.

Weather forecasts still point to more rains over much of central Norway to continue on Saturday morning, but it will slow down afterwards. The risk of flooding continued to continue is eminent as most of the soils have reach field capacity and water levels are expected to rise well into the next week. Another fact is that the rains are also causing increase melt water from ice still held up in the mountains, according to officials and experts.

In some areas, particularly near some major rivers are seeing something that could be described as the worst floods in 50 years, meteorologists believe, reports local media.
By Scancomark.se Team


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Population 4.7 Million
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