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Flooding in the Gothenburg area – motorists warned
"Flooding in the Gothenburg area – motorists be warned"

"There is heavy flooding in the Gothenburg area."

"the Emergency services are busy pumping out water and motorists are alerted to water on the roads. "

"We are looking at 15 to 20 water-related cases," says Lotta Molander at the emergency services in Gothenburg. "

"Right now there are major problems with flooding in western Sweden, after it rained during the night. "

"One of the sufferers is the Adas Seferaj living in Mölndal."

"– It has been raining for an eternity it feels like, " he says."

"He runs a solarium in Lindome, but could barely get up when he would open it in the morning."

"– It has formed small lakes on the land, " he says."

"the Emergency services in Gothenburg, has this morning been out on a 40 water-related matters, including the island of Hisingen, göteborg, Kungsbacka, Mölndal, sweden, and Angered. "

"– the Water is running not the roads, it is orensade wells and the frost is still there, so the soil does not accept water. It comes in from the forest and runs into the basement, " says Lotta Molander, alarm and ledningsoperatör at the Emergency services Storgöteborg."

"– There is much we can't do anything about, we can possibly help to pump if you got water in the basement, but many have to get the pumps themselves. The damage is already done when the water has come in, it's just trying to get rid of it."

"One of the many areas affected is the bishop's palace, where a couple of apartment buildings got into the water in the apartments."

"– Where have we pumped the water out of the shaft, and so on, where we have left over to the property owner, " says Lotta Molander."

"The first alarms came in during the night towards Saturday."

"In Västra Götaland county warns Swedish meteorological and hydrological institute for high flows and there is a risk of flooding."

"– And it is rain coming in, but also the melting of snow cover and soil frost in the ground, which makes the water can not drain away, says Max Lindberg Stoltz, a meteorologist."

"Motorists be warned too much water on the roads, including the E6 in Göteborg and Kungälv, sweden. "

"– There is a big impact on the roads and our roadside assistance is there and are working hard to get the water away, " says Josefine Gröndahl at the Swedish transport administration's press office to SVT the West. "

"It is also a stop in the rail service from Gothenburg to Varberg and Borås, writes the Swedish transport administration on its website."

"It is possible to prevent the floods. "

"– You can go out into their garden and see if it is possible to dig a trench to get the water away, of course, not to the neighbor, but you can start to look around their own property. See something you can think of on the sandbags and limits water entrance. Clear the cesspools, " says Lotta Molander. "

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