Red Cross Opens Shelters in North Iceland

Vala Hafstað

The Icelandic Red Cross is getting ready to open shelters in Ólafsfjörður and Siglufjörður, North Iceland, for people affected by power outages, in addition to a facility for first responders in Glerárkirkja church, Akureyri, mbl.is reports.

Numerous communities in North Iceland have been without electricity since Tuesday, when a violent storm hit the area.

The power outages in Siglufjörður, Ólafsfjörður and Dalvík have resulted in houses in these areas getting quite cold.

About 50 people remain in a Red Cross shelter in Dalvík, where they spent the night. A shelter which was opened in Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland, last night was used exclusively by first responders who needed rest.

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