Uncertainty phase due to the risk of landslides has been lifted in East Iceland

28. desember 2020 15:25

Announcement from the Civil Protection Department of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the Chief of Police in East Iceland:

  • The level of uncertainty in East Iceland due to the risk of mud flow has been called off.
  • Continued level of danger in Seyðisfjörður and partial evacuations are set to continue due to a continued risk of mud flow.

The National Commissioner of Police, in consultation with the Commissioner of Police in East Iceland and the Icelandic Meteorological Office, has called off the level of uncertainty due to a risk of mud flow in East Iceland. Following the changing weather conditions of the last few days, we are now entering the winter period and there is no foreseeable, widespread risk of mud flow in East Iceland.

The Civil Protection Crisis Level in Seyðisfjörður is still in effect and evacuations are still in effect in a certain area. Further decisions regarding evacuations will be made later today and will be announced once decisions have been made. The situation in Eskifjörður will continue to be monitored closely.