The latest situation review
Water situation on 24 May 2023
In Western Lapland, exceptionally large floods are decreasing
A higher-than-average flood peak was experienced at River Ounasjoki in the weekend. In Kittilä area, the water exceeded the damage limit on Friday, and several roads were closed to traffic. The water level is declining, but still in places above the damage limits.
Prepare for floods in advance
You can prepare for floods in advance if you know that the water level is rising. The rescue department (pelastuslaitos) helps in emergency situations and accidents caused by flooding, but the owner/occupier of the property is responsible for flood preparation. Regional rescue department (Lapin pelastuslaitos, Kittilä) handle acute flood situations in Kittilä.
The regional Ely Center is responsible for preparing for floods and advance planning, in which SYKE and the Meteorological Institute and the municipalities are also involved.
The municipality of Kittilä shares information on flood preparedness and important contact information in flood situations.
Contact information in a flood situation in Kittilä
On-duty unit manager, Lapland rescue department Kittilä, tel. 040 481 0420
Call the number if you ask for help or advice on flood protection from the rescue service.
YIT's emergency number / ELY's roads in Kittilä, tel. 040 161 6190
For road issues during the flood, you can call YIT's emergency number, on-call 24 hours a day.
In an emergency during a flood, you should always call the emergency number 112
Kittilä municipality's contact information
For Kittilä municipality services, you can call the municipal staff responsible for them during working hours, contact information can be found in our electronic phone book, Fonecta, Kittilä municipality
The Kittilä municipality's flood information phone (tel. 040 676 3000) provides information in the event that the flood situation causes significant changes to the municipality's services.
From Kittilä's telephone exchange on 0400 356 500 (Mon-Fri, 9am-11am) you can get advice on the municipality's services in a flood situation.