High water on the Sangis river in the north of Sweden. Photo: David Zimmer/Sveriges Radio

Waters receding on the Sangis

Flood waters in the Sangis River in Norrbotten have started to recede, according to an early morning report from the Swedish Meteorological Institute, SMHI.

The Institute issued the most severe Class 3 warning on Saturday for areas around the Sangis River. They also issued a Class 2 warning around many other rivers in Norrbotten, the northernmost county in the country.

The Råne and Kalix rivers continued to rise on Saturday, while the waters receded in the Torne River near the city of Pajala.

"It's still an extreme situation," Kean Foster, at SMHI, told news agency TT.

SMHI expects the waters to continue to recede and stabilize during the next few days.

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