It’s not likely that you’ve ever heard of Innaarsuit. It’s a tiny coastal village in Greenland that is sitting in the shadow of a towering iceberg. It’s a beautiful place, remote and peaceful. Now, however, residents are being evacuated in fear that the melting iceberg could break apart, sending huge waves into the village.
“Residents were evacuated in the early hours of Friday in fear that a flood would hit the place as a result of the broken iceberg,” Greenland police spokeswoman Lina Davidsen told Danish broadcaster TV2. “All the people in the danger area have been evacuated to a building that is further up in the village. The evacuation happened only because the iceberg is so close to the village.”