PM to visit glacier flood zone

The flood was the biggest on record and caused widespread ...

The flood was the biggest on record and caused widespread damage. Photo: Kjartan

Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, is today visiting the area hit by the extensive glacier flood of the Skaftá river in South Iceland last week.

He will be inspecting the damage caused and meeting representatives of the municipal and civil protection authorities.

PHOTOS: Glacier river flood damage

A meeting for local people will be held tomorrow with representatives of Civil Protection in Iceland, the Icelandic Met Office, the Emergency Relief Fund, the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, and the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson PM.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson PM. Photo: Ómar Óskarsson

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