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Storm, wind |  Police: - Remember that someone is waiting for you

Storm, wind | Police: – Remember that someone is waiting for you

Autumn weather alerts police, while a large cargo boat was about to make landfall on the Larvic coast.


Large parts of southern Norway have a lot of rain and wind on Friday night. Police in the East have issued a warning to motorists in the area:

– Drive carefully tonight. Tonight there are challenging driving conditions due to the weather in some places. We receive reports of fallen trees across the road in Westby and Vellore. Remember that someone is waiting for you wherever you go …, the police writes on Twitter.

The cargo boat ran aground

That same evening at 20.30 the large cargo ship 90 meters in Larvixford stopped its engine and began to sail inland, which changed dramatically:

There are 9 people on board and the main rescue center has sent all the resources to the area because of the difficult conditions and strong winds in the area, the Main Rescue Center (HRS) announced at 21.06. They were informed about the incident before 20.30.

Rescue leader Kjetil Hagen at HRS confirms to Netavision at 21.15 that they are in control. The boat is towed by a tug boat and transported to Larvic. It could have gone even worse.

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– The first message is that the boat has moved to land and needs support. If a tugboat was not nearby, it could have gone ashore, yes. This may be a fairly unpleasant event, Hagen tells Netavision.

Danger warnings

Meteorologists have a long list of weekend danger warnings on Friday.

There is a yellow alert for heavy rain in Østfold, Akershus and Oslo from Friday morning to Saturday morning. The NTB reports that there may be 40-50 mm of rainfall during this period.

In some parts of southern and eastern Norway, there are yellow and orange hazard warnings for flooding on Sunday. 60-70 mm or more are expected in the most exposed areas.

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Large areas of eastern Norway are at risk of landslides from Sunday. The alert level may be adjusted upwards for some parts of the area over the weekend.

– Some landslides are expected. Some important events may occur, NV writes varsom.no.