Flood warning orange level for deler av Vestlandet

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Orange level

Published: Valid: from 06.10.2022 07:00 to 07.10.2022 06:59
Next forecast before:
  • Danger increase: Wednesday afternoon 5. Oct. 2022

Oppdatert informasjon -

Varslingsnivået for fredag 7. oktober er nedgradert fra oransje til gult fordi det ventes mindre nedbør enn tidligere varslet.

Consequence

Local flooding and/or erosional damage in streams and small rivers. Extensive flooding, erosion damage and flood damage in exposed places. May cause closed roads and bridges.

Advice

Stay informed on the situation. Secure and/or move assets away from vulnerable areas (car, caravan along rivers/streams, basements). Cleaning of drainage paths and culverts is recommended. Keep away from rivers and streams with high flow. Emergency authorities must be prepared for the fact that building and infrastructure in general may be subject to serious incidents.

Description

Water discharge is expected to increase because of rain and snowmelt. This may cause local inundation where river channels are filled with ice and because of frozen ground. It also may cause ice drift in streams, with subsequent local inundation. Hydropower production will in some cases act as flood control, and therefore the issued warning will not necessarily apply to all regulated waterways. Extensive flooding, erosion damage and flood damage in exposed places.