Flooding has caused considerable damage in Siglufjördur, north <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iceland, in the last 24 hours. Precipitation has been substantial and water has flooded gardens and homes in the town, causing widespread problems. The search and rescue team Strákar was on call last night to assist those in need. This is reported by RÚV online.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
The flooding is primarily caused by construction on avalanche guards in the mountain above the town. This has diverted brooks from their normal beds, causing water to run into the residential areas.