The damage caused by flooding in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, over the weekend is estimated to be worth more than ISK 100 million (USD 754,000, EUR 666,000), as reported on the Bylgjan radio news.
The homes of several residents on Túngata were severely damaged. There was also damage to the basement of the town’s museum building, the hospital as well as to the sports area. The artificial grass field on Torfnes was completely submerged and is permanently damaged, while it’s uncertain to what extent the grass field was damaged, bb.is reports.
Unusually warm weather over the weekend, combined with rain and strong wind, led to the snow in the surrounding mountains melting quickly and the meltwater flooding the town.