Weather Warning: Please Leave Iceland’s Highlands

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Weather Warning: Please Leave Iceland’s Highlands

The Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland is preparing for the storm that is predicted to hit the country on Friday with gale force winds, heavy rain and snowfall above 200 meters (600 ft). The worst weather is expected in the northwestern part of the country.

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Archive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The Civil Protection and Emergency Management will send a special SMS alert to all mobile phones that are located in the highlands tomorrow and ask people to leave the region. Highland roads are expected to become impassable due to heavy snowfall, ruv.is reports.

Farmers are already heading off to the mountains to round up their sheep to prevent a similar disaster from happening as in mid-September last year when thousands of sheep were killed in an early blizzard. 

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