In the middle of december had 53 pieces sent, which is the highest number ever recorded, reports the Swedish Radio Ekot.
about 20 of the messages went out in connection with the extensive forest fires in the summer.
An average year, usually 15-20 VMA sent out, but in 2017, it was 46 and in the years so even more.
A VMA means that the smc can request that the Swedish Radio breaks the broadcasts to tell you about a current danger to the public, and refer listeners to places where they can get more information. It is usually about the danger associated with fires.