Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Extreme Weather

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.

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