The extreme weather is coming tomorrow – this is how you should prepare yourself – VG – Nach Welt

ØS PØS: On Wednesday and Thursday, a lot of precipitation is forecast for all of Western and Central Norway. Here the people of Bergen had to step in with an umbrella on another stormy day at the Festplassen.

Extreme weather «Gyda» lands in western and central Norway tomorrow morning. The storm has already triggered a landslide of hazard warnings. The Norwegian Road Administration urges people to avoid unnecessary driving.


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A violent storm is sweeping across western Norway, central Norway and the northern parts of the interior. On Wednesday and Thursday, these areas can expect exceptionally high levels of rainfall.

Insurance companies encourage you to keep valuables safe. The Norwegian Road Administration is preparing for very demanding driving conditions.

– Rarely

– The weather phenomenon that comes tomorrow is what we call an atmospheric flow. It is the high-altitude wind that brings a lot of precipitation in combination with humid and mild air, says the on-duty meteorologist Julie Solsvik Vågane from the Meteorological Institute.

The weather reporting institute upgraded the danger warning for precipitation to red on Tuesday – the highest danger level. It is described as extreme weather and has been named “Gyda”. According to Yr.Nr. can be felt in Møre og Romsdal and Sør-Trøndelag.

The heaviest precipitation falls until Wednesday morning and lasts until Thursday at 19. There will also be some precipitation on Friday, says the on-duty meteorologist.

– This whole week seems to be bringing both wind and precipitation towards the end of the weekend. It seems to be a windy week, says the meteorologist.

Precipitation: – It’s going to be a weathered week, says the meteorologist on duty, Julie Solsvik Vågane.

In Bergen, precipitation of 21 mm is expected on Wednesday. Precipitation increases as you move north towards Trøndelag.

Førde in Sogn og Fjordane receives a whopping 72 mm of rain, while Møre og Romsdal reaches values ​​well over 30 mm. In Sør-Trøndelag, the heaviest rainfall with up to 40 mm of rain is expected on Thursday.

– The situation we see now is rare and occurs about every ten years, says Solsvik Vågane.

Wind gusts were issued for large parts of the coast. This applies from Møre og Romsdal and north. Here the gusts will be 30-35 m / s.

– Rare situation

The Norwegian Directorate for Water Resources and Energy has issued flood and landslide warnings on an orange level for western and central Norway.

– Orange level means that this is a rarely occurring situation. It requires emergency preparedness. We expect extensive flooding and erosion damage, says Anne Ellekjær Stavang, flood watchdog at NVE.

The most important piece of advice flood control can give to people in vulnerable areas is to keep track of the situation and stay informed of what warnings are in place at all times.

FLOOD: NVE expects widespread flooding after the heavy rainfall.

– Otherwise, we advise people not to be near rivers and streams that have floods and water flow. If you’ve ever seen water sink into the basement, secure and relocate assets that can be damaged, Stavang recommends.

Her colleague Tuomo Saloranta in the landslide warning calls on people to stay away from slopes and keep the waterways open so that the water is not blocked by snow, gravel and ice.

– It’s a bit early to speculate but Wednesday and Thursday are the most exposed days but there may be delays. There is still a risk of landslides even after the precipitation area is over, says Saloranta.

– It is best to leave the car behind

The Norwegian Road Administration is preparing for the traffic challenges all the way from Rogaland to Nordland.

This is what Nils Audun Karbø, head of the Norwegian Road Administration, says.

– Difficult driving conditions can be expected, he says.

CHALLENGING: Nils Audun Karbø, Head of Department at the Norwegian Road Administration, warns of difficult driving conditions in the coming days.

By tomorrow, the Norwegian road administration has stepped up emergency preparedness in several stages.

– If the weather forecast strikes as it looks now, road closures must be expected.

Nils Audun asks people to consider in the next few days whether they need to use the car.

– If you can avoid this drive, it is best to leave the car behind, he says.

See what the insurance covers

It is just as certain as wet rain that after such a storm, customers who have suffered damage to property or value will have insurance claims.

Andreas Handeland, communications director at Forsikringsselskapet If, explains what the insurance covers.

– The insurance covers damage in which water suddenly penetrates the building from the outside, through the terrain or through the ground, leaving water standing on the ground. Damage related to landslides and storms, as has also been reported, will be compensated under Norwegian Natural Damage Basin regulations, he says.

Damage to valuables in the basement caused by water ingress is also insured, he adds.

– We still encourage customers who know they are exposed to water ingress or who see water ingress to still move such items to a topsoil or other dry and convenient location, says Handeland.

PREVENTION: If Communications Director at If Andreas Handeland encourages customers to take action if they know they are exposed to water intrusion.

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