A number of citizens in Innaarsuit have been evacuated from the danger zone to the community center, the day care institution, and the school in the village, head of security Lina Davidsen informed.
People in Innaarsuit can stare directly into a large iceberg that has settled close to the village. It has a hole and a lot of cracks, thus citizens can feel the fear that the iceberg might calve and trigger a tidal wave.
Avannata Kommune’s emergency services, the Greenland’s government and the police are all closely monitoring the situation. The emergency services in the nearby settlements informed that they must be ready if a critical situation should arise in Innaarsuit.
SAR helicopter moved from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat to be closer to Innaarsuit. Fortunately, the iceberg has not moved during the night.
Wind and high tide help the iceberg drift further away from the village. Karl Sværd, police spokesman stated that the inspection ship, Kund Rasmussen is on its way to the area. Jakob Rousøe, head of the operations unit at Arctic Command said that they should be ready if the worst should happen.