Southern Norway hit by worst storm in 150 years

100 homes were evacuated

Parts of southern Norway are under water after weekend rains flooded the region, damaging property and closing roads.

Iris Straume from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute says officials emptied 100 homes in the southwestern town of Eigersund and a bridge collapsed near Kristiansand, on the southern tip of the Scandinavian country. There were no reports of deaths or serious injuries.

“It was the worst storm in 150 years,” Straume said Monday, adding the bad weather had passed.

It was the second storm in a week to hit southern Scandinavia. Last weekend, winds up to 130 kilometres per hour in southern Sweden and Denmark damaged buildings and toppled trees.

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