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Storm Malik slowly passes out of Denmark; rising sea-levels the next danger

After a very windy Saturday evening and early Sunday morning, the sun is shining over most of the country, however DMI continues to warn of dangerous weather, after the wind, water is the problem.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

By Bente D. Knudsen

Strong winds have blown over most of Denmark the past 24 hours and now water will be the next problem for the internal Danish waters.

Sea levels are expected to rise to several meters above normal levels and in some areas, flooding is already a pressing problem.

DMI has issued a warning for all of the internal Danish waters and the coastlines along them. Internal waters are Kattegat, Lillebælt, all coasts around Funen and all internal islands, Zealand and the fjords such as Isefjorden (Roskilde lies at the end of it)

Water levels are expected to rise between 1.3 to 1.9 meters above their normal levels. The warning lasts most of Sunday and into Sunday night and early Monday morning for the areas most at risk such as the internal fjords. The Viking museum in Roskilde is again in danger of being flooded but efforts have been made to protect the orignal old vikingships.

The storm has had huge impact on traffic. Trains and ferries have been cancelled and bridges have been closed.

The situation is slowly normalising and both the Øresundsbro and Storebæltsbroen are open again, however still closed for wind sensitive vehicles.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

Sun has replaced the grey rainy day and night. DSB announces that trains are again running on the stretches that had been closed, with delays.

Many PCR and Quick test centres closed on Saturday afternoon to prevent danger, most of the test centres are placed in tents, or partly in tents.

The Copenhagen test centres announce that they expect to reopen at 15:00 today Sunday and ask residents to try to space out their arrival, if possible, to avoid crowds when they open.

Other neighbouring countries round Denmark have also been impacted by the strong storm winds, some with gusts of wind of hurricane strength such as the United Kingdom, Northern Germany, Norway and Sweden.

The storm system has been named MALIK, which in Greenlandic means wave.

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