Gävle and parts of Dalarna under water after record amounts of rain

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  • More than 1.5m of rain fell over night in Gävle - twice as much as normally would fall during the whole month of August.
  • This has lead to power cuts, road closures, reduced train traffic, public transport not running at all and the schools postponing the first day of term.
  • Severe weather warnings remain in place for Dalarna and Gävleborg, and a lower weather warning for Uppsala, Västmanland, Jämtland, Västernorrland, Västerbotten and Norrbotten counties.