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Storm Rips off Roof in East Iceland

Part of the roof of Hilmishús, which used to house a large fishing company in Fáskrúdsfjördur, east Iceland, blew off in a storm yesterday reaching a speed of 39 meters per second. The roof flew straight into the ocean and didn’t cause any damage.

The town’s emergency service Geisli was called out to help save the roof of the local fish factory Lodnuvinnslan, which had also come loose in the storm, and the crew managed to keep the roof in place with a crane, ruv.is reports.

An outhouse belonging to the farm Randversstadir in the nearby Breiddalur valley, near the village Breiddalsvík, was severely damaged in the storm.

It was also raining heavily in south and east Iceland yesterday and farmers in Árnessýsla municipality had to save their sheep and horses from a flood in the Hvítá river, Morgunbladid reports.

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