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Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping Activated for Floods in Norway

EMS Information Bulletin

Agder (Sørlandet), the southernmost region of Norway, experienced heavy rains over the weekend.


According to the announcement of Norway’s weather news on 20 October, storm Brian passing through Ireland and UK brought heavy clouds and more rain to Norway’s southern region. The rain caused flooding, landslides, some roads were closed, and the counties of Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder raised an orange level flood alert.


Though on Sunday night the water retreated, on Monday the Norwegian Water Resource and Energy Directorate (NVE) announced new flooding and landslides to occur on Tuesday (24 October) in Aust-Agder, Telemark and Vestfold.


Up to 70 millimetres of rain is expected in these areas. Currently, the alert has the lowest alert level.






The Norway’s Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning activated the EMS on 20 October for production of delineation maps (showing the extent of the flood) for three Areas of Interest (AoIs).


The maps are available on the EMS website: Activation EMSR251.



Delineation map production was requested for three Areas of Interest in southern Norway
(Credits: Copernicus EMS)



Small flood areas (in light blue) identified in the Kragero area, Norway
(Copernicus EMS © 2017 EU, [EMSR251] Kragero: Delineation Map, Monitoring 1)



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