ICE-SAR reports that the majority of the sheep found in North Iceland yesterday following Sunday night’s severe storm are alive. Up to 250 ICE-SAR search and rescue workers are expected to continue the search and assist with the clean-up today, visir.is reports.
Search and rescue equipment, snow mobiles, trailers, four-wheel drives and other vehicles were sent to the area to assist with the ongoing search and clean-up operation. According to ICE-SAR, the difficult terrain in certain areas is making the search and sheep roundup more challenging.
ICE-SAR assist with the search and roundup of sheep in North Iceland. Photos by Magnús Viðar Arnarsson.
A state of emergency was declared in North Iceland following high winds and record snowfall for this time of year. Thousands of sheep are still unaccounted for.
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