Over 200 calls to ICE-SAR

Rescue teams have been very busy in the Eastfjords and …

Rescue teams have been very busy in the Eastfjords and in the North today because of the weather. Ljósmynd/Isavia

The weather has been very bad, with gale winds and very high sea in the North of Iceland and in the East. The last 24 hours the ICE-SAR Landsbjörg Rescue teams have had over 200 emergency calls which 350 people have been involved in taking care of.

Karen Ósk Lárusdóttir a project manager at ICE-SAR Landsbjörg says it is impossible to know when the weather goes down, but the volunteers in the association have been under a lot of pressure since yesterday. She says the phonecalls are getting fewer, but there are still ongoing projects.

It has been very windy and the seawaves have been …

It has been very windy and the seawaves have been very high. Ljósmynd/Þorgeir

The forecast for tomorrow, Monday, is not very good, but not as bad as it was for today, where there was a red alert in the Eastfjords.

Needed to help 60 people get from Öræfi to safety

According to Lárusdóttir the projects are everything from small assistance to bigger operations. A lot of projects have been in Reyðarfjörður today, or 50.

The biggest project has been moving a group of people from Möðrudalsörævi, where 60 people were stuck and it took a lot of manpower to get the people to safety. The damage of the Sögufræga húsið í Seyðisfirði was another big operation today.

Weather

Clear sky

Today

-2 °C

Cloudy

Later today

-2 °C

Clear sky

Tomorrow

-3 °C