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Debris avalanches, debris flows and slush slides warning orange level for deler av Nordland


Orange level

Published: Valid: from 24.01.2023 07:00 to 25.01.2023 06:59
Next forecast before:
  • Danger ongoing: Tuesday afternoon 24. Jan. 2023
  • Danger decrease: Wednesday evening 25. Jan. 2023
  • Height: 0 - 600 moh


Landslides are expected, some with considerable consequences. Large slides may reach settlements, roads and railways. Debris flows may reach the valley bottom even if they are triggered high in the terrain.


Keep yourself updated about the development of the weather, the landslide and flood situation, and follow the weather radar. 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.


Risk of slushflows is especially high in areas with more than 50 cm snow. The snow may in some places be fully water-saturated. Slushflows are triggered even in relatively gentle slopes, where water accumulates. Slushflows follow terrain depressions and may develop into debris flows. Heavy rain is expected. Relatively high temperatures and windy conditions causes significant snowmelting.