Norway is prepared to take handle the extreme weather Urd, but this year’s julestorm has not reported its arrival yet.
Meteorologists gave her name Sunday morning, but it is only on Monday afternoon, the waiting that Urd seriously going to give herself to know on the west coast. And when she first comes, it’s like a full-and periodically strong storm.
In the first three, there may be wind speeds of 35 to 45 meters per second. Along the coast, it is notified the high water from Lindesnes in the south to the City, and waves of around 12 metres. Some of them can be over 20 metres.
We are ready
110-centre in Hordaland has, in the course of the evening and the night to the other, on christmas day helped to ensure a garasjetak in Bergen, norway, and further out in the ocean had naustdører in Austrheim held in place. Still tells operasjonsleder Morten crown in the West standings that it is currently fairly quiet before the storm.
- Currently, we have not had any issues, we can attribute any particular storm, but if Urd comes for a visit, so we are ready to accept.
on Sunday evening sent his own agency out a call to secure loose objects and prepare for the announced storm with powerful winds and heavy rainfall.
- It is specifically advised that the contractors, byggmestere and others who have the scaffolding standing up, checks that these are properly secured for the storm, wrote operasjonsleder Lars Geitle. He reminded also that it can be dangerous to go too close to shore when large waves turn into across the country and added it “can also be a good idea to avoid trips in the high mountains”.
Closed roads and ferries
A number of mountain passes are already closed. Some fergesamband is set, and the more it can be. Also, bridges may be closed when the wind becomes too strong.
- Normally closed bridges in connection with the police when there is a mean wind of between 20 and 25 metres per second, ” explains trafikkoperatør Marius Råve in the Norwegian public roads administration the Norwegian broadcasting corporation NRK.
At the Flesland airport outside Bergen went on the Sunday to secure moveables, the wind can take hold of, and strong wind from the west, and can offer challenges for the air traffic.
It is reported west wind, we can stand at least. We get it right on the page, we will get some challenges. The pilots takes the decision about the aircraft, but the airport remains open, says operation commander Øystein Shards. Passengers are encouraged to monitor the websites of the airlines.
While they are waiting for handle the extreme weather, select also the civil defense to be proactive. In the county of Hordaland is 25 persons summoned to prepare to assist with, among other security and protection where there may be a need for it.
They gather on Monday morning to make ready the equipment, informs the commander Anne-Margrethe Bollmann in Hordaland sivilforsvarsdistrikt. (©NTB)