Flood and landslide forecast

Debris avalanches and debris flows warning orange level for Troms samt Narvik og Evenes kommune. (NVE)

Published: Valid: to 2020-09-22 06:59 AM Next forecast before:



Groundwater and soil moisture are high. It is forecast rain that will increase the danger for landslides.

The soil is water-saturated. Steep slopes, as well as streams and river with high discharge, are particularly exposed. Debris flows may reach the valley bottom even if they are triggered high in the terrain.
Consequence Many landslide events, some with considerable consequences. Major events may reach settlements, roads and railways. Debris avalanches/shallow slides: Soil slides and rapid movement of saturated soil in steep terrain. Debris flows: A "flood" of water, soil and rocks in steep creeks. Surface runoff in steep terrain can cause streams to change regular flow patterns. Som shallow slides may be occur:Soil slides and rapid movement of saturated soil in steep terrain. Exposed railways and roads may be closed.
Advice Keep away from steep slopes, as well as streams and rivers with high discharge. Keep water paths and culverts free of snow, ice, gravel, waste, twigs and leaves. Clogged waterways with dammed water may cause landslides. Municipalities, Counties and other emergency operators should continuously evaluate the need for preparedness and prevention measures.
Warning level meaning Severe situation that occurs rarely, requires contingency preparedness and may cause severe damages within some extent of the warning area. Orange level is the second highest of our alert levels.

The warnings are valid from 07.00  - 07.00.

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