There will be access to the evacuated houses for the collection of personal belongings and other items today, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 15.00 and 18.00 hrs, if the weather situation do not changes. It will also be possible to collect items at a later stage. The time for this will be announced.

The Police will not be present during the collection of items.

The Governor of Svalbard emphasizes that the evacuation is still in force for the following houses: Road 222-7, 222-9, 222-11, 222-13, 222-15, 222-17, Road 226-10, 226-12, 226-31, 226-33, 226-35, 226-37, and the damaged building in Road 228 6-16.

- We are upholding the evacuation under the Police Act because the situation in the area is still not clarified, Governor Kjerstin Askholt informs.