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Flooding Continues To Wreak Havoc

Published torsdag 14 december 2006 kl 12.48
Not A happy Camper

Emergency services say the situation in and around the Gothenburg area is ”critical” after another night of heavy rain left the city on high flood alert.

Residents in the Greater Gothenburg area say they’ve seen nothing like it. Days of Heavy and persistent rain, over 15 millimetres fell on Wednesday night, has left parts of Western Sweden under water.

Emergency services have been working hard pumping water out of a shopping centre in Partille, a train tunnel in Mölndal and a telephone exchange in Kungsbacka. Sweden’s weather forecaster SMHI warned that a number of rivers could burst their banks at any time. The rain and strong winds continued on Thursday, threatening power supplies and telepone lines. Train traffic between Gothenburg and Malmö continues to be affected.

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