Tagged: flooding

Dams fail future climate target

173 dams in the highest consequence class are potentially vulnerable to floods Sarah Bostock The Foreigner Thirty-nine percent of Norway’s dams in the highest consequence class are potentially vulnerable to floods, a Norwegian Water...

Floodwaters destroy homes in Western Norway

The most severe flooding in decades washed away roads and houses in Odda, Voss, Aurland-Flåm, and Lærdal Staff Compilation NRK / Aftenposten In Western Norway, floodwaters are slowly receding, revealing massive destruction of homes...

Flooding in Trøndelag

About 30 homes have been flooded in the Trøndelag hamlet of Orkdal , following heavy rains and melting snow on March 22. More homes are threatened in the nearby districts, NRK reports. In Orkdal...

Assistance to flood victims in Sri Lanka

Norway is to give NOK 6 million in assistance to the flood victims in Sri Lanka. “There are huge humanitarian needs. We want to do what we can to help people return to their...

Norway gives NOK 30 million to flood-ravaged Pakistan

Pakistan is experiencing its worst floods in 80 years. According to the UN, over a million people are affected by the flooding, and reports suggest that almost 1100 people have lost their lives. “Norway...

Norway to send 323,000 sandbags to flood-stricken Hungary

This week, Norway is to send 323,000 sandbags to flood-stricken Hungary. Heavy rains have caused extensive flooding in Central Europe in recent weeks. Hungary has requested assistance from European countries in order to meet...