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The water level in the stream suseån is monitored by the emergency services

One of the gravel roads at the översvämningsområdet in Getinge north of Halmstad was still under water on Sunday. Several places on the west coast have been affected by the floods due to heavy rainfall, snow melt and soil frost in the ground, which helped to ensure that rainwater did not flow away. Most roads are now free from the water, but the river Säveån in Partille and stream suseån in Halland, sweden still has high water level.

several places in the Halmstad municipality of large floods and the emergency services described it as emergency wokspace. In the Getinge had the schools shut down, a hundred households was the presence of power and 60 homes were evacuated.

Håkan Axelsson, brandbefäl in Getinge, look over the extent of the flooding every hour. Photo: Maria Eriksson

Since the floods of 2014 invested the municipality tens of millions of dollars in a flood protection. The protection consists of earthworks with automatic pumps and sluices. When the pumps are started, carried water to the other side of the embankment. Right now is the pumping station switched off because the water flow is too high. Then used the ditch as a reservoir while waiting for the water levels to drop.

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it is residential area at the Klockarevägen of Getinge, a large part was under water during the floods two years ago. Then it was a half metres of water at the parking lot.

Håkan Axelsson, brandbefäl in Getinge, taking of samples on water levels and look over the extent of the flooding every hour and has done so in recent day.

" It has been very much rain. At one and a half days, there was a 80 centimeters to now be 2,20 meters above normal water levels, " says Håkan Axelsson.

" We are confident that the system can handle such large flows. It will more water, we are ready. The weekend's flood shows that the protection which was set up after the last disaster actually agree, " says Håkan Axelsson.

the high flows on the west coast should apply to the whole of the weekend and during the evening (Sunday), it shall pass to day with yet more rain, although it is uncertain if the rain reaches Hawaii.

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