"We've never before had snow on this scale," exclaimed Valgeir Þorvaldsson, director of the Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsós, North Iceland [as reported by icelandmonitor].
Located in a two-story house, the Emigration Center practically disappeared under a monster dumping of snow delivered by last week's record-breaking storm.
"When building these houses, it never occurred to us we'd have to shovel [snow] off these roofs. There are, I believe, 9 meters (30 ft) up to the gable of the biggest house, and the roofs are very steep, too," continued Þorvaldsson.
"Maybe this is why people emigrated to America," he jokingly pondered.