Krisinformation.se - the National Website for Emergency Information

Krisinformation.se is the national website for emergency information from Swedish authorities. Here you find links to texts in English about the Swedish crisis management system, how to prepare for different kinds of emergencies and advice from authorities about how to behave should they occur.

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About the forest fires in Sweden

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Important message to the public in the municipalities of Västervik and Valdemarsvik, in Östergötland and Kalmar counties

The warning has been revoked. The danger is over.
Original text: An oil discharge has reached land in the archipelago between Loftahammar and Valdemarsvik. The Incident Commander urges everyone to avoid contact with the oil in water and on land.
Published July 30

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Important Public Announcement for Kårböle, Ljusdal municipality, Gävleborg county
Update 31 July
: Some of the road closures around Ljusdal's northwestern municipality, as well as some in Härjedalen's municipality, have been lifted as of 30 July at 10:00. This decision means that people living in Kårböle, Lassekrog, Finneby, Gammelvallen and Degerkölsvallen, outside of the newly closed off area, can now move back home. Road 84 from Vänsjö will be used for transport to Kårböle. Road 84 between Kårböle East and Laforsen, as well as large areas of land, are still closed.
Original message: Because of the forest fire in Kårböle, the leader of rescue operations has decided that everyone in the affected area should evacuate before 08.00 a.m. on Thursday July 19.

Published July 18, 20.10
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MSB: Information about the (current) Swedish fire ban, in various languages
The Swedish Civil Contingencies has published texts in multiple languages, for use by all parties who may need to provide information about the (current) fire ban.
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MSB: Take responsibility and follow local fire bans
The risk of fire will be reaching extreme levels this week. Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB, therefore issues an announcement to the general public and urges everyone to take responsibility and follow local fire bans.
Published July 23 13.50
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Important Public Announcement for Kårböle, Ljusdal municipality, Gävleborg county
Update 31 July
: Some of the road closures around Ljusdal's northwestern municipality, as well as some in Härjedalen's municipality, have been lifted as of 30 July at 10:00. This decision means that people living in Kårböle, Lassekrog, Finneby, Gammelvallen and Degerkölsvallen, outside of the newly closed off area, can now move back home. Road 84 from Vänsjö will be used for transport to Kårböle. Road 84 between Kårböle East and Laforsen, as well as large areas of land, are still closed.
Original message: Because of the forest fire in Kårböle, the leader of rescue operations has decided that everyone in the affected area should evacuate before 08.00 a.m. on Thursday July 19.

Published July 18, 20.10
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Important Public Announcement in Enskogen in Gävleborg county
Update 31 July: Some of the road closures around Ljusdal's northwestern municipality, as well as some in Härjedalen's municipality, have been lifted as of 30 July at 10:00. This decision means that people living in Kårböle, Lassekrog, Finneby, Gammelvallen and Degerkölsvallen, outside of the newly closed off area, can now move back home. Road 84 from Vänsjö will be used for transport to Kårböle. Road 84 between Kårböle East and Laforsen, as well as large areas of land, are still closed.
Original message: All those living in Enskogen in Ljusdal, Gävleborg, should evacuate as wildfire is spreading fast.
Published July 17. 10.30.
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Important Public Announcement in Ängra in Ljusdal Municipality in Gävleborg County
Update 31 July:
Some of the road closures around Ljusdal's northwestern municipality, as well as some in Härjedalen's municipality, have been lifted as of 30 July at 10:00. This decision means that people living in Kårböle, Lassekrog, Finneby, Gammelvallen and Degerkölsvallen, outside of the newly closed off area, can now move back home. Road 84 from Vänsjö will be used for transport to Kårböle. Road 84 between Kårböle East and Laforsen, as well as large areas of land, are still closed.
Original message: There are severe fires in forests and fields. The fire is heading toward built-up areas. The chief of rescue operations urges everyone in affected areas to vacate.
Published 16 July 2018 10.30
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MSB issues an announcement to the general public about the extreme risk of fires
There continues to be an extremely high risk of fire in various parts of the country.  MSB, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, is therefore issuing another announcement to the general public.
Published 6 July 2018 11.07
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