Over 200 calls to ICE-SAR
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.
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.