The U.S. Embassy in Oslo informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the Norwegian counties of Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Moere og Romsdal, Soer-Troendelag and Nord-Troendelag that the Norwegian Meteorological Institute issued an extreme weather warning for Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30.
Sogn og Fjordane, Moere og Romsdal, Soer-Troendelag and Nord-Troendelag are experiencing strong hurricane-force winds. Major cities and tourist areas in these counties include Aalesund, Molde, Geiranger Fjord and Trondheim. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute continues to monitor the movement of the weather system, as the path and strength of the wind is still unclear.
U.S. citizens should monitor local media and listen to information from local and national authorities to stay aware of any weather developments in their area. You should be aware of your surroundings at all times and follow local authorities’ directions. For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please call Norwegian first responders at the local emergency number 112 prior to contacting the U.S. Embassy’s American Citizens Services using the information below.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Norway Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Norway, located at Henrik Ibsens gate 48, 0244 Oslo, telephone (+47) 21 30 85 40, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+47) 21 30 85 40.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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