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Damage in Neskaupstadur on Christmas Eve

By Iceland Review

The weather on Christmas Eve was not as bad in southern Iceland as anticipated, but in the east Iceland fishing town of Neskaupstadur and other towns in the vicinity the weather caused some damage state radio RUV reports.

In Reydarfjördur a bus with three passengers rolled over close to the Aluminum Plant of Alcoa. Nobody was hurt.

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Photos: From RÚV video.

In neighboring Neskaupstadur cargo containers were blown about and stacked up like they were Lego bricks. One container filled with clothes for the Red Cross was blown into the ocean and the clothes floated out.

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Photos: From RÚV video.

The rescue squad was notified that the large trawlers were in danger of the docking ropes being cut by the storm. Luckily they came in time and there was limited damage. Unfortunately their headquarters did suffer, when the wind caused a small “explosion” that thrust out the door.

Photos: From RÚV video.

A local family experienced a similar unpleasant experience when they were preparing for the festivities and the wife was cooking. Suddenly the door opened violently and the floor literally lifted and fell down again. The house filled with dust, but nobody was hurt. Damage was limited.

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