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Home* News and Stories → Evacua­ti­on in Lon­gye­ar­by­en ended after four mon­ths

Evacua­ti­on in Lon­gye­ar­by­en ended after four mon­ths

In mid-Febru­a­ry, an avalan­che from the moun­tain Suk­ker­top­pen hit houses in Lon­gye­ar­by­en and des­troy­ed two buil­dings. 92 house­holds were evacua­ted. The last inha­bi­tants in way 226 could now return to their houses on the wee­kend.

Whe­ther and for how long they can stay in their homes is still com­ple­te­ly unclear. Exten­si­ve secu­ri­ty mea­su­res are plan­ned to pro­tect the houses from avalan­ches. Howe­ver, several houses in the avalan­che area may have to be demo­lis­hed. Pro­bab­ly the resi­dents in way 226 can only use their houses during the sum­mer.

Place whe­re the avalan­che acci­dent occu­red

Lawinenunglück 21.02.2017

Source: Sval­bard­pos­ten

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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