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Big rainfall comes Wednesday evening that a dam in Munkebotsvatnet under Sandviksfjellet outside Bergen burst. The water falls to the sea, and the reporter from Bergens Tidenes reports about disaster relief.
– The water just falls down here. It literally fills the entire valley. It is really a disaster help here, says BT journalist Trygve Opheim for his own employer.
BT journalist Opheim tells us that a construction reconstruction has been destroyed in connection with the restoration of the old dam at Munkebotsvatnet. In addition, an earthquake collapses.
The police confirm that the temporary demolition has failed and warns people to stay in the area.
– Around 20:20 the police reported that an approximately 20 meters wide shortage in the dam in a northward direction, the police wrote in a press release.
Just before 10 pm the police reported that the water level in Munkebotsvatnet is declining and that the situation is now under control.
– Being at sea
About 40 houses in Eidsvåg in the Åsane district were evacuated before the demolition erupted. In addition, the E39 Eidsvåg tunnel and the glass tunnel tunnel are also closed in both directions. The road will be closed for a while, the police say.
– There is so much water now that the E39 changes into Eidsvågbunnen.
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"There are vehicles near the port here that are washed at sea," said police chief Ivar Kvant on TV 2.
Håkon Hatlestad witnessed that the water masses dropped off at the quay in Eidsvåg. He tells the newspaper that the cars were ready.
"It seems that the water masses have now calmed down." The cars are on the square, he says.
Hatlestad says that there was a lot of vision.
"But I have not experienced this as very dramatic.
#Munkebottsvannet #Mountains The demise at Munkebotn is now given and there is a large water flow in the direction of the north towards Eidsvåg. The police warns people against moving to the area north of Munkebotn towards Eidsvåg. Billers must assume that the E39 is closed in both directions
– West police district (@politivest) August 22, 2018
The municipality announced earlier this evening in a press release that they are concerned that the dam, which is temporarily suspended in connection with the rehabilitation of the Munkebots water, will not resist the large bodies of water.
– As a result of heavy rainfall, the municipality of Bergen is concerned that the temporary dam will not tolerate the water masses, which could lead to flooding in parts of Eidsvåg. As a result, in consultation with the West Police District, evacuation of potentially affected houses in the area and closure of the E39 and supply routes was initiated, writes the municipality.
– Determines how wrong it is
"We are now in the process of evacuating housing," said operations manager Per Algrøy in the West Police District at Dagbladet earlier Wednesday.
There are large amounts of precipitation that have filled up the pond, causing concern whether the temporary dam retains the water bodies.
Police deputy leader, Ivar Kvant, said earlier this evening to BA that they have a short time if the dam is broken.
– If the dam is broken, we have about 20 minutes to go before the large amounts of water come down. We do not know exactly how much we are talking about, but we have learned that there can be material material damage to both roads and buildings, "said police deputy leader Ivar Kvant to Bergensavisen.
The fire brigade reports to Bergens Tidende that they have tried to stabilize the situation and prevent the dam from failing by pumping away the water. They feared, however, that stones in the temporary outlet would burst into Eidsvåg and stopped working.
– Determines how wrong it is
The municipality convened its crisis management on Wednesday and announced that the situation is closely monitored. The police were informed in the 17th century. Civil Defense was asked for help and mobilized two departments on Wednesday evening.
– The dam is full. But a plan has been made that shows which houses can be influenced, says Algrøy.
– Is there a major damage potential if this dam is broken?
"There may be a little … It depends on how wrong it is," says Algrøy.
Entrepreneurs are on site to find a solution to the problem.
"Water will also be pumped out of the dam to relieve the temporary dam," said the operational manager.
Between 12-15 houses in the area have been evacuated, BT writes.
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