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Risk of Flooding Remains After Hans Subsides in Sweden

Storm Hans Weakens, But Risks Remain

As the storm Hans subsides, the risk of local buses having to park due to flooding decreases. However, there is still a risk of flooding in areas of southern Norrland, central Sweden, Halland, and western Kronoberg counties. Disruptions to roads and trains remain in Gothenburg and southern Norrland.

Flooding Concerns in Southern Norrland, Central Sweden, Halland, and Western Kronoberg Counties

The E6 highway has been flooded at the height of Kållered since Tuesday. As of Thursday morning, one lane remains closed due to the water. Train lines between Gothenburg and Falkenberg, as well as Varberg and Borås have been cancelled. Västtrafik’s website reports almost 200 traffic disruptions, most of which are related to the storm. Halland has been relatively calm with only a few alarms related to the weather. The rescue service in Halland states that they need to set up barriers to protect certain areas from overflowing waterways.

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Roads and Trains Disrupted in Gothenburg and Southern Norrland

The E6 highway is just one of the roads that has been affected by flooding. Other roads in southern Norrland and central Sweden have also been closed or impassable. Train lines in these areas have also been disrupted, causing delays and cancellations.

E6 Highway Flooded at Kållered

The E6 highway is a major artery in Sweden, connecting Gothenburg with the rest of the country. The flooding at Kållered has caused major disruptions to traffic, with one lane of the highway closed and delays of up to two hours.

Train Lines between Gothenburg and Falkenberg, as well as Varberg and Borås Canceled

The train lines between Gothenburg and Falkenberg, as well as Varberg and Borås have been canceled due to flooding. This has caused major disruptions for commuters and travelers in these areas.

Almost 200 Traffic Disruptions Reported in Gothenburg

The city of Gothenburg has been particularly hard hit by the storm. Almost 200 traffic disruptions have been reported in the city, with roads closed, train lines canceled, and buses diverted.

Halland Relatively Calm, But Rescue Service Prepares for Flooding

The region of Halland has been relatively calm compared to other parts of Sweden. However, the rescue service in Halland is preparing for flooding in certain areas. They have set up barriers to protect certain areas from overflowing waterways.

SMHI Issues Orange Warnings for Rivers and Streams

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has issued orange warnings for rivers and streams in several parts of the country. This indicates a risk of serious consequences for society and serious damage to property and the environment.

Yellow Warnings Issued for High Flows in Central and Southwestern Parts of the Country

Yellow warnings have also been issued for high flows in central and southwestern parts of the country. This indicates a risk of flooding and damage to property.

High Wind Warnings No Longer an Issue

The high wind warnings that were issued earlier in the week have now been lifted. However, there is still a risk of strong winds in some areas, so it is important to stay informed of the latest weather conditions.

Safety Tips for Staying Safe During Storm Season

Here are some safety tips for staying safe during storm season:

  • Stay indoors if possible.
  • If you must go outside, be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to stay safe.
  • Avoid driving in flooded areas.
  • If you see downed power lines, stay away from them and call 911.
  • Listen to the radio or TV for the latest weather updates.
  • Be prepared for power outages and other disruptions.
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