Winter storm did little harm to the booktown
After the severe weather (dubbed “Dagmar”) in Norway 25 to 26 December, we can so far say that The Norwegian Booktown came out of it quite well. The storm centre was off the coast of Norway, and we had unusually strong wind here in Fjærland. Although several buildings were damaged and most of the infrastructure here was affected (roads, electricity, internet, landbased and mobile telephones, broadcast radio), our bookshops and buildings coped rather well.
Because of the two days without electricity and internet, a few book orders have had to wait. We are back in business today, and will be shipping all orders shortly.
Most people in Fjærland were quite well prepared for the storm, and none suffered serious mishaps or fell gravely ill during the storm, as far as we know. The local elderly home had to be evacuated due to lack of heating, but things are back to normal today. However, “Dagmar” did quite a bit of harm to buildings, power lines and forest patches, and we feel sorry for those who suffered damage to their houses and property.