What’s currently going on in Iceland is just insane!
A powerful and dangerous cyclone has dumped meters of snow on parts of the country, leaving extensive damage, thousands of residents and businesses in the dark and closing roads all over the country.
We know Iceland for its beautiful (and sometimes dangerous) volcanoes and awesome lanscape. But sometimes the island becomes somehow totally inhospitable.
WOW!!! Absolutely incredible but extremely dangerous views of the blizzard in northern #Iceland, this was filmed yesterday evening 10th December! Video via Travel Iceland FB #severeweather #snowstorm pic.twitter.com/ZcQyFmoZxB— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) December 11, 2019
This was the case almost exactly a year ago… And this is also the case right now as a powerful blizzard dumped meters of snow, closing roads and disrupting power for thousands of Icelanders.
As reported by Grapevine, roads virtually all over the country are still closed and avalanche warnings have been issued for the Westfjords region, that could hinder road traffic even more.
There have been more than 600 calls for assistance in the northern parts of the country mostly for power outages, or securing small boats in harbours.
Northeast Iceland is currently being hit by the terrible storm. Extensive power outages have been reported. Thousands of people using electricity for heat are stranded.
In the Westman Islands, located off of Iceland’s south coast, hurricane winds destroyed houses, especially in and around harbours.
Impressive aftermath photos are coming in from Iceland, as the deep low has finally passed. This was taken in Reykholarreppur, NW Iceland.— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) December 11, 2019
Photos sent to us by Julien Leclercq. Posted with permission. pic.twitter.com/qjzxJOB992
The disastrous storm is supposed to come to an end early today. In the meantime, just be patient, stay at home, and avoid travels. And justpray, the spirits of Mount Esja appear again.
If you like our work you better read more on articles on Strange Sounds or visit Steve Quayle. By the way: