Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s only town of any size, is currently enduring “the most violent storm at Svalbard in the past 30 years.”
18 Dec 2015 – The “apocalyptical snow storm” with hurricane-strong winds triggered a large avalanche that swallowed cars and buried about 10 houses, killing one person and injuring nine others.
Mostly two-story wooden houses, some of the damaged buildings were dragged several meters by the large avalanche at Mount Sukkertoppen.
Sprinkled with more polar bears than people, Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago is the end of the world as we know it.
Thanks to Andrew Stranglen and Laurel for these links