I am a girl in class 5c at Hovinhøgda school who is going to tell a little about the great flood in Østlandet in the middle of June.
I live in a municipality that was hard hit. In Falldalen, Nerdrum, Åkrene and down at Øya there were very many that had to move out of their houses. I live very high up, so we weren't hit. Many of my neighbors had garages full of furntiutre many had relatives living with them. Hovinhøgda school was used to take care of things that belonged to people who were forced to move. Our class didn't get to have gym or graduation. Our community wasn't the hardest hit. In Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen there were many families that didn't have any place to live. The floodwaters took a lot of houses with it. It also took animals and did damage for millions of crowns. We live seven kilometers from the town of Lillestrøm. The water rose above the main road so the municpality had to build a new road for us to use. People who didn't work in Lillestrøm weren't allowed to go there to shop. I don't have anything more to say.
Translated by Steven Mohn, December 1999
Updated January 1st 2000 by
The Viking Network