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25 Feb 2020 | 06:38 AM UTC

Sweden: Flood warnings in effect in southern regions February 25

Weather officials issue flood warnings in southern regions February 25; associated disruptions expected

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Event

Several flood warnings remain in place in southern Sweden as of Tuesday, February 25. The most affected regions are Halland and Kronoberg, where several rivers have overflowed. Class-three warnings (highest on a scale from one to three) are in effect in both regions. In Halland, a total of 15,000 sand bags and many barriers were sent by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency on Monday. Class-two warnings were also issued in central and southern regions. Inclement weather could potentially persist as more rain is expected to hit the affected areas on Tuesday and over the coming days. Transportation disruptions, including road closures and train cancelations, are possible in the coming days.

Power outages, and other associated disruptions are expected in affected areas in the coming days.

Advice

Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm road conditions before heading out, anticipate transportation disruptions (including road closures) and power outages, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.