Severe flooding hits West Norway

Severe flooding hits West Norway

Homes have been evacuated and people left stranded or homeless after major floods hit the West of Norway on Tuesday. Worst hit has been the vilage of Flåm, Voss and Odda, where transport lnks and roads have been closed and many buildings ruined in the floods.

In the village of Flåm in Sogn og Fjordane on Wednesday morning, two rescue helicopters had to be called in to rescue 22 people who were stranded either in their homes or on land due to the high-level water flooding that led to the local river bursting its banks.

Rescue leader Andreas Bull said to NTB on Wednesday: “The Sea King helicopter sent from Florø has now returned to Sogndal where the crew is going to rest and where fuel will be tanked. The rescue helicopter from Sola will continue and still has a few more missions.”

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