AVALANCHE UPDATE: Evacuees allowed into homes and helicopter survey of avalanche area from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday


People will be allowed to briefly retrieve urgent items from homes in evacuation zones, except those damaged by Saturday’s avalanche, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to The Governor of Svalbard. The governor’s rescue helicopter will also be surveying the avalanche area on Sukketoppen during that time.

Those retrieving belongings must register with a guard at the entrance to their streets.

Sirkus Svalnardo is offering gymnastics activities for youths from 2 to 5 p.m. at Kulturhuset. A community meeting where local leaders will provide updates about the situation and psychologists will discuss the struggles common in a crisis is scheduled at 8 p.m. at Kulturhuset. The psychologists will be available in the cafe after the one-hour meeting.