Floods in North Jutland, Denmark After 100 Mm of Rain in One Day

Heavy rain over the last 24 hours has brought flooding to parts of North Jutland (Nordjylland) in Denmark.

North Jutland police are reporting a road near Sindal has been completely closed after parts of it collapsed as a result of the heavy rain and flooding.

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Collapsed road after floods in North Jutland, Denmark. Photo: Nordjyllands Politi

Other roads, including the E39 motorway, as well as parts of the railway network have also been badly affected. Earlier today police advised motorists to avoid travel where possible. Some roads looked more like lakes after the prolonged rainfall. Extra water pumps have been brought in to help alleviate the flooding. Several houses in Lendum are said to have been completely flooded.

Rainfall Amounts

The DMI (Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut ) say that more rain has fallen in Lendum over the last 24 hours than is normal for the whole of October (83 mm):

104.4 mm – Lendum
73.9 mm – Uggerby
71.0 mm – Frederikshavn

The heavy rain is expected to continue for the next 12 hours.


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