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20 Mar 2020 | 05:17 AM UTC

Sweden: Flood warnings in effect in southern regions March 20-24

Meteorological authorities issue flood warnings in southern regions March 20-24; associated disruptions expected

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Event

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute issued several flood warnings in southern Sweden due to prolonged rainfall and the risk of overflowing rivers. Class-two warnings (second highest on a scale from one to three) are in effect in the Halland, Kronoberg, and Blekinge counties while additional class-one warnings remain in place in the surroundings southern counties. The warnings are expected to last until at least Tuesday, March 24.

Transportation disruptions, including road closures, power outages, and other associated disruptions are to be 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.