Norway is suffering in the last hours the effects of storm Hans, which is hitting northern Europe, especially in this country, and leaving some striking images of the effects in its wake. Floods and landslides reminiscent of those that we have seen on other recent occasions in Germany. The southern part of Norway has suffered significant flooding and several landslides in recent hours as a result of the storm associated with storm Hans, which after passing through the Nordic country has caused roadblocks and forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people in the Viken area, near the capital, Oslo. Previously, this storm passed through Sweden, also causing various damages.
The Government has proposed the limitation of heavy transport, in such a way that only what is strictly necessary to prevent accidents circulates on Norwegian carts, reports the public channel NRK. The authorities have no record of victims due to the storm, although they have urged the population to take extreme precautions.
One of the points where surveillance has been increased is the Braskereidfoss hydroelectric power station, just over a hundred kilometers from Oslo, after the water entered the facilities. The emergency services monitor several dams, after the first damage has already been registered in at least one of them.
The Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Store, has appeared late in the day before the media to warn that “the danger has not passed”, at the end of an emergency meeting. In this sense, he has pointed out that in some parts of the country the water can reach unprecedented levels in the last 50 years, also warning that the risk will move to the same extent that the water flow itself will.
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