29 homes in Longyearbyen are on Thursday evacuated because of the storm and the avalanche danger is notified. In addition, 80 students move out of the rooms.
the Evacuation will be implemented on Thursday morning, says communication advisor Terje Carlsen from the Governor of Svalbard to the NTB.
the Decision was taken at a meeting with the consultancy firm Avalanche AS and NVE on Wednesday afternoon, and the residents will be notified in the course of the afternoon.
The 29 houses situated in the hillside under the Sugarloaf mountain, while hybelhuset is located in the heart of the New town. In addition, the evacuated guesthouse 102, " says Carlsen.
It is unclear how many found themselves at the inn, but all will get the information, assures Carlsen.Extreme gust
the Norwegian Meteorological institute has sent out farevarsel for Svalbard. It can get extremely powerful gust of up to 45 meters per second. At the same time, it issued snøskredvarsel on red level for Nordenskiøld country on Thursday.
- All traffic and stay in or in the vicinity of the skredterreng will be associated with great danger, warns the website Care.no.
– Avoid and keep a very good distance to steep terrain with fresh fokksnø. Persistent weak layers can produce very large avalanches, sounding update on Wednesday afternoon.the calm before the storm
Already on Tuesday were the inhabitants of the Svalbard informed that an evacuation would be considered.
- If it is decided to evacuate, we will give people information in the course of Wednesday, said the sysselmann Kjerstin Askholt.
Longyearbyen community council encouraged people in the Hillside and the New town to find a "evakueringsvenn" and to prepare for a evakueringssituasjon.
If the New town is being evacuated, will UNIS contact students in the New town and together with Samskipnaden provide for the evacuation, called on Sysselmannens Facebook page.
Thursday at 8 be taken to the actual evacuation.
Right now, it is quiet and calm here, therefore we wait until Thursday morning with the evacuation, " says Carlsen.Helikopterlegens most demanding redningsdrama Dagbladet Plus