Warnings on natural hazards right on your mobile

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You can now be notified by email or SMS about both dangerous weather, floods and landslides where you live or travel. The Norwegian warning portal for natural hazards Varsom.no has been expanded and improved.

Heavy rainfall led to flooding in Utvik in July 2017. The Bruland river took new course and caused major devastation in the village. Photo: Øystein Nøtsund, NVE

 

Varsom.no now provides a comprehensive representation of all alerts about natural hazards on land. Hazardous weather alerts come from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET), while flood, avalanche, landslide hazards come from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

The notifications are coordinated in terms of form, content and concepts. The hazard warnings are given with the color categories yellow (challenging situation), orange (severe situation) and red (extreme situation).

By signing up for a free subscription to https://abonner.varsom.no you will receive notifications by email or SMS as soon as the notifications are published on varsom.no. You decide what danger levels will cause you to be notified.

 

  • You can choose the type of subscription yourself by choosing nature hazard, area (municipality, county or region), lowest danger level and whether you want to receive the notification by e-mail and/or SMS**.
  • When you subscribe (free of charge) you will receive notifications by email or SMS** as soon as the notifications are published on varsom.no, in accordance with the rules you have decided.
  • The email and SMS** you receive contain a link to the warning on varsom.no. Always click on the link and read the notice there. The information in email /SMS alone is very limited.
  • The service is free, owned by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and has been developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET) and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
  • Meteorological hazard, among other things, heavy rain showers, snow and very strong winds are provided by MET. Read more about hazard warning from MET at https://www.met.no/en
  • Flood, landslide and avalanche hazard warnings are provided by NVE.
  • The service is available at https://abonner.varsom.no (in Norwegian) on the web and mobile and is open to everyone.

**SMS-alerts is only available for Norwegian telephone numbers due to economic and security reason