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Ten Thousand Sheep Dead in September Blizzard

A total of 10,000 sheep went missing during the mid-September blizzard in North Iceland.

storm_northiceland_landsbjorg_3Photo courtesy of ICE-SAR search and rescue.

Data on the number of missing or dead sheep was compiled by the Farmers Association of Iceland and presented to the State Emergency Fund.

In the Skagafjörður region, 3,500 sheep are still missing. The same number is still missing or have been found dead in Eyjafjörður and the Þingeyjarsýsla regions.

In Húnavatnssýsla region, initial reports indicated that only 1,500 sheep were missing but after counting farmers say they are missing 3,000 animals.

The State Emergency Fund has requested additional funds from the government to help compensate farmers for the loss, ruv.is reports.

Click here to read more about the blizzard.

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