Evacuations after Massive Landslide in Trondheim, Norway
Dozens of people fled from a rural area bordering Norway’s third largest city on Sunday because of a massive landslide but no casualties have been reported, police said, cited by AFP.
"We have evacuated many farms," regional police operation leader Tore Kyllo told AFP after the landslide struck just south of Trondheim in central Norway.
The river of muddy black sludge stretching about a kilometre (over half a mile) was moving through the area and geologists have been sent up in a helicopter to evaluate the danger, Kyllo said.
Mass evacuation after massive landslide in Trondheim
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** The slide expands, the police are encouraging people in the area to get away
** Police: - We have no control, and it continues to rage all the time
** Fear of new landslides
Several farms have been evacuated after a several hundred meter landslide went on Esp by Spongdal in Trondheim. The slide extends to continue.
An area of approximately 1.5 km around the slide area has now been evacuated as police fear new landslides. At 13.40 o’clock informs the Rescue Coordination Centre to the AP that there is still a high risk of new landslides.
- There is still a high risk of avalanches. Geologists are in place at the landslide area, and then we will get answers about the case of quick clay slides. But we assume that it does, said rescue leader Siv Namork to VG Nett.
- We have no control, and it continues to rage all the time, reports the operations manager Tore Kyllo to ap.no.
Police urge anyone who is in the area to throw in the car and get away as quickly as possible.
From the air, one can clearly see that the slide started at the top of Brook Valley. From where it started down it now over a mile. The slide is expanding steadily and has now taken the smaller farm buildings to a farm just a few hundred meters from the slide. When the AP was in a helicopter over the slide area were several landslides.
Had to evacuate
Jorgen Vorseth Gran Eggen and his family live only a few hundred meters away from the area were exceeded.
- We were first alerted when the helicopter flew over our heads. We had to evacuate, but the road to the farm was blocked so we had to run a detour to get us away, say Gran Eggen and his father Torbjorn Gran Eggen to VG Nett.
The concerns of new landslides caused by water that flowed where the slide was to undermine more. Geologists from NVE is now in a helicopter over the slide area to investigate further before any evacuation is lifted.
At least 20 evacuated
So far, at least 40 people have been evacuated from the area, said JRCC Southern Norway said. According to Adresseavisen flying air ambulance from farm to farm and bring to people.
When the AP was in contact with the police in the year on Sunday, they could state that it has agreed house or people in the slide.
Rescue leader Siv Namork by the Rescue Coordination Centre in southern Norway said that there are several farms located near the slide.
The farms located next to the slide that has gone over the main road by Berg Byneset, according Namork.
- This is a very unstable area, and exceeded expanding steadily. The first rescue crews have had to retire, police said.
- There is a large clay-ras has passed, it is still not stable. It’s been a known clay area. The mass flows down the streams, so it may still be able to let off steam. But now rasaktiviteten less than it was earlier today, but is not yet stabilized, says Einar Lyche, chief engineer at NVE central Norway.
Oil and Energy Minister Ola Borten Moe has even farm near the landslide-affected area.
- I am glad that it has not gone with no people or houses, and are very pleased with how the various specialist agency has in place and how fast it is organized and in place with the rescue efforts, said Borten Moe.
- We know there are large areas in Norway with clay, but we must learn to live with. But we must as far as possible not to build houses and operating buildings in areas with clay, he said.
Asking people to stay away
Police warn people to go to the site.
- The reason the area is uncertain and it is hazardous to move in close, says operations manager Tore Kyllo to Adresseavisen.
The address states that a power line is taken off the slide.
NPRA says to VG Nett that the slide should have gone over kommunalvei 9004 between Gran Eggen and Esp.
- We are still not quite sure if the slide has municipal road or several roads. There are many farm roads and put roads in the area. The Trondheim City who owns the road, and they will initiate the barrier and the cleanup of the road, says the shift operator Per Morten Trym by Road Traffic Central.
About to settle down
Rescue Asbjorn Mills in the air ambulance suggests that exceeded one kilometer long and 100 meters wide, writes adressa.no.
- It is clear that there has been tremendous forces at work. There is still movement in the area, but it is starting to calm down, says Møller adressa.no just before 12 o’clock
The first reports of avalanches came in at 10:31 Sunday morning, the printer said.