Lands facing the Arctic Ocean will have a unique and confusing experience during the shift. During the week of rotation stoppage, water that has pooled at the
Equator, due to the centrifugal pull outward during the Earths steady rotation, will drift toward the poles, equalizing pressure as the water seeks its level. Thus,
lands facing the Arctic Ocean will find the tides higher during these days. At the hour of the shift, the waters that had been lapping higher and higher on the shores of
the Kola Peninsula will be pulled toward the Atlantic, as it rips open, creating larger rifts for the water to gush into. Simultaneously, however, the lands of Russia will
be moving rapidly up and over the North Pole, and this will cause the high water that has pooled in the Arctic Ocean to drive inland, carried by the hurricane force
winds that will occur and the lands of Russia facing the Arctic Ocean are forced under the atmosphere. Thus, high water, driven by hurricane force winds over low
lying lands, will results in immense inland flood tides, carried for hundreds of miles inland in some cases.
Survivors seeking high ground during these times will be facing high winds, which will scream over them at levels potentially approaching the hurricane force of 150 mph. Thus, survivors are advised to plan carefully, finding secure niches on high ground where they can hunker down out of the winds, and will not be washed away by the inland flood tides. After this shift, as with all lands of low elevation, migration to higher ground in Sweden or the Urals if immigration is denied, is advised. Boats capable of ocean going will be of great assist to survivors, as during the times of relocation, fishing for food will be good, and the boats affording access to lands at a distance.
See Arctic commentary.