"It's wet and has rained very heavily. There are large pools of water here and there," says Per Hilmersson, Street Operations Manager.

On Tuesday, a number of fault reports were received by Umeå municipality's operations management. At most, 12 people have worked with the rain alone.

"We try to remove leaves from the wells so that the water can drain away.

The worst has been in central Umeå, according to Per Hilmersson.

"When it rained at its worst, there was a lot in the pipes and the water rose. Now things have calmed down and the management is coping with it.

Umeå municipality cleans leaves from wells so that the water can drain away. Photo: Madeleine Harrati/SVT