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Cyclone Ulf. Overturned yacht, broken trees. The first effects of storms in Poland, interventions of the fire brigade

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Friday evening is marked by storms. In the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship, firefighters went out dozens of times to remove the effects of violent weather. In Świnoujście, a strong wind knocked down a yacht. Warnings issued by IMGW forecasters, even the highest, third degree, are in force. Experts from the Government Security Center (RCB) and local governments also warn against difficult and dynamic weather.

Storms in Poland are already taking their toll. On Friday evening, the first effects of the violent weather are visible.

IN Świnoujście (West Pomeranian Voivodeship) a strong wind knocked down a yacht standing on land. Łódź she leaned over to the other one standing next to her. In addition, gusts overturned garbage cans.

An overturned yacht in the West Pomeranian VoivodeshipSławomir Ryfczyński/iswinoujscie.pl

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An overturned yacht in the West Pomeranian VoivodeshipSławomir Ryfczyński/iswinoujscie.pl

Throughout the province West Pomeranian from 8 a.m. to 19.20, 42 atmospheric events were recorded, mainly in coastal districts, Tomasz Kubiak, spokesman for the provincial commander of the State Fire Service in Szczecin. There are no injured people.

– Firefighters remove fallen trees, broken branches and branches on the roads. At the gas station in Stare Brynki, at S3, in Gryfino district, the wind tore off a fragment of a tin roof, and in Bezrzecze (Police district) a tree fell on a parked car. There were no injuries, the spokesman said. Most interventions – seven – were recorded in Kamień Pomorski.

According to the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, a fallen tree blocked the roadway in Brzeźno on the national road No. 11 between Bobolice and Szczecinek.

Warnings of the most important services

For many days, forecasters and meteorologists of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management have been informing that weather conditions around the weekend can be very difficult and dangerous. All because of Cyclone Ulf. Already on Friday, weather alerts were issued across the country, mostly of the second degree. There are places where the third – the highest – level of alert applies.

>>> More on weather warnings: Cyclone Ulf will bring dangerously strong gusts of wind. Red alerts in parts of the country

The RCB Alert was also launched on Friday. Everyone staying in Poland received a text message warning against dangerously strong gusts of wind. “Avoid open spaces” – experts of the Government Security Center appealed.

>>> RCB alert against strong wind

According to forecasts, the most dangerous gusts may appear in the northern provinces. For this reason, experts also warn of a storm. As the authorities of the Pomeranian Voivodeship remind, such strong gusts pose a threat to people and infrastructure. The forecasted waves in the Baltic Sea may reach up to 11 meters in height.

>>> Read more: 12 on the Beaufort scale, waves up to 11 meters. A crisis management team has been convened

In turn, in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship, local government officials appealed to residents to be especially careful. As the mayor told TVN24 Nicholas Piotr Jakubowski, the fire brigade has been put on alert in the city, and the residents have been informed about the danger that the next hours will bring. You can read about the details HERE.

Forecasted gusts of wind for the next few daysVentusky.com

tvnmeteo.pl, RCB, IMGW, PAP

Main photo source: Sławomir Ryfczyński/iswinoujscie.pl

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