Was sure that colleagues were taken by avalanches – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

A tour group on Svalbard was close to being caught by an avalanche on Monday afternoon. The snowmobile riders were then on their way from Longyearbyen to the Russian settlement of Barentsburg. When they arrived at the helicopter base just outside Barentsburg, parts of the entourage stopped to look around a bit, while the others … Read more

Nora (10) and Ann-Katrin (49) died in the car accident – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

The police release the names in consultation with the relatives. The two perished in the meeting accident between two cars in Kvenvik outside Alta Tuesday night. 10 year old Nora Alvilde Tiberg and 49 year old Ann Katrin Nilson sat in the same car. Both are from Alta. 10-year-old Tiberg was a student at the … Read more

The US Air Force believes the bombers on Ørlandet will ensure peace in the north – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

“The presence enables us to respond quickly to potential threats, even though our goal will always be to maintain peace,” said US Air Force Lieutenant General Steven L. Basham. On Friday, the lieutenant general participated in a teleconference with the press and the head of the Armed Forces’ operational headquarters (FOH), Yngve Odlo. It was … Read more

Caught in storm on Finnmarksvidda and thinks the police did not help – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

On Friday 12 February this year, the head of Jotka mountain lodge, Steinar Kristensen, called the police in Finnmark. He had been told that four ladies were stuck in a storm deep in the Finnmarksvidda and had asked for help. – I have helped many people in the mountains before, but never felt that I … Read more

Fatal accident on a fishing boat outside Senja – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

In a press release, the shipping company Hovden Senior AS confirms that the incident took place on board the boat MS Hovden Viking. The company is based in Selje in Nordfjord. – The company is today in great grief. Our thoughts go first and foremost to the relatives and crew on board, they write in … Read more

People without electricity and mobile phone coverage on Nordkyn due to bad weather in Finnmark – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

It is still uncertain when the more than 1000 inhabitants in the municipalities of Lebesby and Gamvik in the far north of Finnmark will get their electricity back. Late Tuesday night, the power team is working hard to find the fault, after the power outage on Monday afternoon. Power plant manager in Nordkyn Kraftlag Håvard … Read more

Finnmark is isolated from the rest of Norway after storms – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

Many roads in Finnmark are closed after the storm that hit hard during the weekend. In addition, some sections are closed due to the risk of landslides, including the E6 on the section Nordkjosbotn – Alta. Alta municipality states in a press release that three people have been evacuated in the Storsandnes area. The municipality … Read more

People in Altafjorden isolated after two landslides – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

Snow plow driver Kent Bjørnar Einvoll had been closing the barrier in Storekorsnes, and was on his way back when the landslide occurred. – On the way back, everything turns white. I did not realize then and there that there were landslides. When the snow settled and I drove on, I met the wall of … Read more

Grieg Seafood takes self-criticism for poor safety assessment before avalanches – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

– Among other things, we should have tried to take down snow in a controlled manner during the weekend, says regional director of Grieg Seafood Finnmark, Vidar Aamo Nikolaisen. The employees themselves considered leaving the area before the snow masses rolled over the salmon cages in Davatluft in Altafjorden on Monday 15 February. The fish … Read more

Avalanche hit cages with 1.2 million fish – uncertain whether fish have escaped – NRK Troms and Finnmark – Local news, TV and radio

No people are injured after an avalanche hit a fish farm on Stjernøya in Altafjorden at 10 o’clock on Monday. – It is several hundred meters wide. A total of three landslides occurred in the area during the morning, says operations manager Eirik Pedersen to NRK. Grieg Seafoods owns the facility. To NRK, social contact … Read more