For detailed information from local authorities, contact the municipality ("kommunen") or the county administrative board ("länsstyrelsen").
At the national level
Krisinformation.se compiles official emergency information and warnings to the public on the web and on Facebook and Twitter. Call the national number 113 13 for emergency information in Swedish or English. For international calls, dial +46 77 33 113 13.
Information in other languages is broadcast and published by the Swedish Radio’s foreign language channel Radio Sweden.
At the regional level
At the regional level, the county administrative board (“länsstyrelsen”) is the authority responsible for co-ordinating information from the municipalities to the public.
The Regions or county councils ("regioner" or "landsting") are the regional authorities responsible for health care and information is available from 1177 Vårdguiden. You may also call 1177 for answers in Swedish or English about non-urgent healthcare issues. Operators can tell you where to find the nearest clinic. If you are calling from abroad or from a foreign mobile in Sweden, use the number +46 771 1177 00.
At the local level
The municipality (“kommunen”) is the official source of information about the following:
- local water supply,
- emergency and rescue services,
- primary and secondary schools,
- care for the disabled,
- care for the elderly.
Swedish municipalities usually publish local emergency information on their web sites and social media, i.e. Facebook or Twitter. The updates are normally broadcast by the local Swedish Radio channel P4. In case of local phone or internet failure in an area, the municipality could set up contact centres in fire stations or other municipal buildings.
Other organisations can also be responsible for information during local emergencies, for example:
- the Swedish Police,
- electric power companies,
- traffic operators.
About local government in Sweden