Ólafur Eggertsson, the farmer at Thorvaldseyri sent the accompanying photo to visir.is. It shows the dramatic proximity of the farm, which was hit by a flood on Wednesday afternoon. The river flooded the pastures at the farm, one of the largest grain farms in Iceland. “Mud is flooding the pastures. It pains me because the pastures had turned green,” Eggertsson, told mbl.is. Eggertsson had to evacuate the area. “It is difficult for a farmer to leave 200 cows behind in the cowshed.” The cows are not believed to be in danger.
Thorvaldseyri. Photo by Ólafur Eggertsson. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
“This is simply eerie,” Eggertsson said, referring to the photo. “The blasts and black ash going into the air is like the (1963) Surtsey eruption.”
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