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Stormkaos in Nordland: Rev of the roof and stopped traffic

the LAST: the Norwegian Meteorological institute has revised down farevarselet in Nordland. The wind has decreased somewhat, but it can still be expected small to full storm Saturday afternoon.

Strong winds have raged in Nordland since today early. Many have experienced power outages and wind has taken hold of both roof panels, fasadeplater and a barn.

Andreetasjen to a barn on Værøy was blown away by the strong wind. The remains of the barn are dotted around the house, writes VG.

- the Roof blows off the building

Already at 09.45 wrote Nordland police on Twitter that they receive many messages about handle the extreme weather.

Roof blows off the building. Ceiling/fasadeplater detached and pose a potential danger. Trees fall over across the way. We ask that people stay indoors until the wind subsides.

Among other things, have the roof on an older fish processing plant in Ballstad in the Lofoten been taken by the wind. The wind also has loose ceiling tiles at the shipyard Ballstad Slip.

Some wall panels on the Stadiontunet Nursing home in Bodø blew also away. These wall panels shall have hit a car, according to Bodø Nu. The car received damage as a result of the incident. In Bodø city centre is part of the Nøsgata blocked off because of the resolve fasadeplater.

LOFOTEN: the Police have received many messages about the ceiling and fasadeplater that has loosened because of the wind. It has among other things a lyktestolpe raged over the end of the world. Photo: Police Show more WIND: The strong wind have led to the wholesale destruction of this building. Photo: Police Show more 50-70 messages about the storm

- It has been very much to do, " says the police operasjonsleder Tommy Bech to Dagbladet at 14.30.

He tells that it has come in far more messages concerning the storm than that which appears on the Nordlandpolitiets Twitter account.

- We have not had a chance to tweet the all. There have been between 50 and 70 messages that go on the storm, " he says.

the Messages go, among others out on the loose items, things that are in danger to be taken by the wind, and the like.

"We get certainly several messages when the storm has given up and the people have gained more insight," says Bech.

Operasjonslederen tells that they have not received any messages about injury as a result of the storm.

- There have been less people out than usual on a Saturday morning here in Bodø.

the Graphics of the stormsystemet over Northern Norway on Saturday morning. Photo: Earth Nullschool Show more - 46 metres in seconds

The powerful lavtrykket who hit Nordland in the morning, was expected to cause strong gusts of 30-40 metres per second, in addition to waves up to 14 metres.

today early was the wind on the orkanstyrke on Rotvær.

gusts of Wind have been at 46 metres per second, " said Erik Samuelsen at the Norwegian Meteorological institute to the Newspaper just before the clock 9. He told further that the wind was strongest at Rotvær at 7 in the morning.

Throughout the day the wind has decreased somewhat, and at 15.30-time Saturday was farevarselet revised down to amber level. Meteorologists reports that it still may are expected little to full storm Saturday afternoon. It will in some places be severe wind gusts over 35 metres per second, writes NTB.

It is expected that the wind will diminish the further into the evening.

POWERFUL STORMS: Nordland got a proper punch Saturday morning, especially, it was strong wind in Lofoten and Vesterålen. Video: Peter Gupta Show more Difficult driving conditions

the Police have urged people to not travel out in the terrain or at sea from early Saturday morning until the afternoon.

In the North of Norway, it is sent farevarsel for difficult driving conditions on Saturday, both on land and sea.

Use common sense. It is great skredfare and in addition expected difficult road conditions, writes the police in a press release.

Police have not yet reported any accidents, but the southbound field on highway 80 at the Naurstad was blocked because of a tree that blew across the road.

- It seems that people have stayed away from the roads or have been extra careful, " says operasjonsleder Bech.

WIND: It is difficult to stand upright in the storm by rødbrygga to Salta kystlag on Nyholmen in Bodø on Saturday morning. Photo: Bjorn Godal / NTB scanpix Show more power loss

Many households in the Lofoten islands lost power today. According to Lofotposten was there at 10: 30 am time a total of 927 customers who were affected.

At 13.50 was 447 customers of Lofotkraft still without power, mainly in the areas of digermulen on, Eggum and Laukvik in Lofoten. In addition, also have 12 customers in the area around Ballstad also a power failure.

Saturday's power outage in the area has not been as severe as it was Thursday.

on Thursday created heavy winds and large amounts of precipitation problems in Nordland. The wind led to, among other things, that a power line fell down and subsequent power outages in many places in the Salten region Friday. Both nødnettet and the cellular network was down.

Telenor put in extra personnel, both internally and externally at teleselskapets entrepreneurs through the weekend.

CLOSED: Nordland police reports that the breakwater in Bodø is closed due to strong winds. The police have also blocked off the breakwater on the Kjeøya in Svolvær. Photo: Photo: Torstein Rasmussen / NTB scanpix Show more Bom stop at Bodø airport

A number of flights from Bodo airport Saturday morning set or exposed.

very strong winds now, which is variable in strength. The weather right now is not suitable for flight, said lufthavnsjef Finn-Ove Hofstad to Dagbladet in the 9-time.

the Companies nevertheless encourages passengers to meet up at the scheduled time.

- If there are changes in schedules will get you information via the company you go with, is the message from Avinor.


the Storm provided also that the coastal Steamer MS Finnmarken got big problems to berth at Ørnes in Meløy municipality in day early, according to the Newspaper Nordland. A little before at 15.00, also had MS Kong Harald lost for the gusts of wind in the same place, according to the newspaper.

BODØ: High waves crashing against the roads and cars in Bodø on Saturday morning. Photo: Kent Even Grundstad / NTB scanpix Show more

Also a number of ferry routes and passenger boats are set. The ferry between Festvåg and Misten is set, and Kjerringøy is thus isolated from the rest of the Bodø municipality until further notice.

the Norwegian Meteorological institute has warned that the waves can be as high as 14 metres in the day. Around at 10: 30 am it looked like the waves out on the sea along the Nordland was at around 12 meters in height, according to the Barentswatch his service for the bølgevarsel.

Closer to shore were the waves, albeit not as high, and at that time they lay on around 0.5 - four metres.

By 13.15 had the time the waves calmed down somewhat, and now they are between seven to ten metres. Closer to land is the waves around 0.2 to three metres.

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