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Warning for HIGH avalanch risk
Update according to evaluations made in Longyearbyen tuesday morning.

On tuesday 21.February a HIGH risk for avalanch- danger grade 4- on Svalbard (region Nordenskioldland)


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Evacuation and ban on entry/residence ban lifted

The Governor of Svalbard has today met with Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and Skred AS. The evacuation and ban on entry/residence ban can be lifted Friday afternoon at 15:00 (3 PM).

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The evacuation will be maintained

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute informs that the strongest winds have passed over Longyearbyen. It will still be strong winds during the evening and night. The risk of avalanches is high and the evacuation and the ban on entry will be maintained. A new evaluation concerning the evacuation will be made on Saturday. Find more information on the website of Longyearbyen lokalstyre.

Strengthens the emergency preparedness

The Governor has strengthened the emergency preparedness and I monitoring the weather situation. The evacuation of people from the avalanche prone areas have been executed according to plan.

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Evacuation and ban on entry in Lia and Nybyen

The Governor has decided to evacuate the houses in Road 228 and the barracks on the upper side of the road in Nybyen. Ban on entry and traffic are also introduced in these areas (see map on the right side).The ban applies from 08.00 Thursday morning.

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Evacuation is lifted

The Governor lifts the evacuation and the ban on entering the area relating to the houses in Vei 228. There will still be a permanent ban on entering the area relating to the houses in Vei 222 and 226. The Governor urges people to take their precautions when entering the terrain and to follow the information on www.varsom.no.

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Evacuation is still maintained

The Governor maintains the evacuation and traffic- and ban on entry in Lia. The decision is based on uncertain weather forecasts for Sunday and avalanche assessments from The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

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Evacuation is maintained

The Governor maintains the evacuation and traffic- and ban on entry in Lia. The decision is based on weather forecasts and avalanche assessments from The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

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Evacuation and ban on entry in Lia

The Governor has decided to evacuate houses and enforce a ban on entry in parts of Lia (see attached map). Evacuation and ban on entry apply from 18.00 today, 29 November, and until further notice. The decision, including time of evacuation, is based on weather forecasts and avalanche evaluation from The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

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Disaster preparedness exercise in Longyearbyen

A disaster preparedness exercise will be held on 13 and 14 December in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The exercise involves agencies that form the emergency preparedness apparatus on Svalbard. The title of the exercise is “Øvelse Mørketid” (eng.: “Exercise Dark Season”).

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Entry ban and evacuations winter season 2018/2019

The local avalanche warnings will continue this winter season. Residents in areas prone to avalanches must be prepared for evacuation when the first avalanche risk situation arises. – A permanent entry ban will be enforced in areas with an extra high risk of avalanches, Governor Kjerstin Askholt says. - The ban will remain in force until the avalanche risk is over for the winter.  

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