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Flood warning for Hvítá and Ölfusá rivers

Flood expected in the south and southeast

25.2.2013

Due to heavy rain and snow-melt, river levels have increased considerably in West Iceland, South Iceland and Southeast Iceland.

Hvítá river and it's tributaries are growing fast. Further rain is forecast this evening in the south. Rivers Hvítá and Ölfusá are expected reach flood conditions in the early hours of tomorrow:

First in Auðholtshverfi, west of Flúðir; then in Skeiðar and then at Dagmálahólmi, north of Selfoss. Possibly, flooding can be expected at Kaldaðarnes, south of Selfoss.

Farmers are advised to keep livestock away from rivers Hvítá and Ölfusá today.

For South Iceland and Southeast Iceland, flooding is expected in Hverfisfljót and Djúpá.

Travellers are advised to stay away from these rivers. Further information will be sent as circumstances change.




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